About 8 months ago, I noticed a lump under my tongue and I was experiencing pain inside my tongue. I went to the dentist and they sent me to an oral surgeon who said it was a mucocele and removed it. After about 2 weeks...it returned again..so it was removed, this time with a laser. Again, about 2 weeks later it came back...so this time they did a slightly more serious surgery and removed tissue deeper in my tongue. Within just a few days..the mucocele and the pain returned. My dentist and oral surgeon are at a loss for what to do..neither have seen this happen before. They referred me to an ear, nose and throat doctor..and I am going on Monday. Has anyone heard of this happening before, or have any information as to what may be causing it? My last surgery left part of my tongue numb...which is bad since im a sax player...and i play on average, 3-4 hours a day. I cant afford to have anything happen to my tongue! Any information would be great. Thanks!
i have the same thing under my tongue i am getting it removed for the 4th time in 3 and a half years. my doctor says that the only hope i have is for it to heal for the outside to in. he said if it heals that way I will be cured but eighther than that the only hope is to keep operating which is painful and nobody wants to go through that.