Mucosal Fibroma (Oral Fibroma, Oral Fibromatosis, Oral Skin Tag)

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

Mucosal Fibroma – Inner Cheek

Mucosal Fibroma – Inner Cheek

Multiple Mucosal Fibromas – Lower Lip

Mucosal Fibroma:

  • A soft bump which appears on the inside of the lips and mouth
  • Is not cancerous and never develops into a skin cancer
  • May be pink, or flesh-coloured
  • Is not due to diet or sun damage
  • May be due to irritation from teeth, dentures and oral appliances
  • Is not a wart or due to the HPV virus
  • Is not contagious
  • May get gradually larger with time and does not disappear spontaneously
  • May sometimes be confused with a skin cancer
    • If you have a lesion in your mouth be sure to have your doctor  check it

Treatment:

  • Removal with a simple, small, surgical procedure produces the best result
    • The skin adjacent to the mucosal fibroma is injected with a local anesthetic to numb the area
    • The lesion is removed and the base treated with electrocautery so that it does not bleed
    • Stitches are not necessary
    • The removal is not painful
    • No bandages are required
    • After the procedure you may bathe normally
    • You may eat and drink normally after the procedure
    • There is no need to apply an antibiotic ointment to the area that was treated
    • After a mucosal fibroma has been removed, a crust or scab will form
    • The crust will heal and leave a pink mark that will gradually fade
    • After the removal, there may be a residual white mark
    • There is a small chance that the mucosal fibroma could grow back
  • There is no cream at this time that will remove mucosal fibromas and there is no way to prevent them from developing
  • Treatment of mucosal fibromas is not covered by OHIP or private health insurance
  • A referral from a doctor is necessary to make your first appointment

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