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A dental cyst is a common problem resulting in patients needing to see an Oral Surgeon urgently. Infected cysts have the potential to cause sudden and unexpected pain. Also, jaw cysts can silently and painlessly grow to a very a large size. They can destroy a lot of jaw bone which increases the risk of fracture.
A cyst is a closed sac which can contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. Once formed, a cyst will have to be removed through a surgical procedure called cyst enucleation which can be carried out under local anaesthesia.
Dental cysts can be caused by an infected tooth, dental injury or trauma.
The type of treatment patients will receive usually depends on the type of cyst they have. Usually, an Oral surgeon removes an infected cyst. The area will also be cleaned. If an infection has penetrated the inner parts of a tooth then a root canal treatment or tooth extraction will be needed.
Yes, a dental cyst can return. If the infection does return, a number of complications can arise that affect the teeth and gums. The jawbone can also be affected by infection. This can lead to the development of osteomyelitis. The condition is a debilitating illness that can cause severe pain – with urgent hospital treatment often required.
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