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What is a Jaw Cyst?

What is a Jaw Cyst?

Cavities located in the bone or soft tissue of the body, containing a liquid that sometimes resembles puree and surrounded by tissue, are called cysts.

Jaw cyst types are generally rare. Jaw cysts can be both benign and malignant. Cysts that are benign at first can turn into malignant cysts over time. Malignant cysts can cause serious problems and damage to the jaw muscles. For this reason, it is very important for patients with jaw cysts to consult specialist dentists.

Are Jaw Cysts Dangerous?

Jaw cysts can be benign or malignant. For this reason, it cannot be said that they are completely harmless and harmless formations. Upon examination, it can be determined that the cyst is benign. Cysts that are benign at first can turn into malignant cysts over time. Jaw cysts can also cause serious damage to the jaw muscles. These cysts, which cannot be treated, cause significant damage to the jawbone and cause the jawbone to weaken. However, we can say that cysts can also occur in the following situations:

  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Failure to perform dental treatment correctly
  • Having a tooth decay
  • Impacted tooth

How to Treat a Jaw Cyst?

Jaw cyst is treated by two methods, which jaw surgeons call enucleation and marsupialization.

The surgical procedure performed by the enucleation method is performed by removing the cyst from its location as a whole piece. During this procedure, preferably local or general anesthesia is applied, the gum is lifted, the cyst is removed and closed again with stitches.

Marsupialization method is to first reduce the size of cysts that cannot be removed in one piece and then clean them. When applying this method, a small hole is made in the area, the fluid in the cyst is drained and the pressure is reduced. The cyst is then removed with surgical intervention.

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