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Cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops in the jaw bone and soft tissue. They form over the top of an unerupted tooth, or partially erupted tooth, usually one of your molars or canines. cysts are benign, they can lead to complications, such as infection, if left untreated. Smaller cysts might not cause any symptoms. However, if the cyst grows larger than 2 centimetres in diameter, you may notice:
• Pain
• swelling
• tooth sensitivity
• tooth displacement
• If you look inside your mouth, you may also notice a small bump. If the cyst causes tooth displacement, you might also see gaps slowly forming between your teeth.


1. How Is It Treated?

• Treating a cyst depends on its size. If it’s small, your oral surgeon might be able to surgically remove it along with the affected tooth.
• In other cases, they might use a technique called marsupialization.
• Marsupialization involves cutting open the cyst so it can drain. Once the fluid has drained, stitches are added to the edges of the incision to keep it open, which prevents another cyst from growing there.
• What are the complications?
• Even if your dentigerous cyst is small and not causing any symptoms, it’s important to have it removed to avoid complications. An untreated dentigerous cyst can eventually cause:
• infection
• tooth loss
• jaw fracture
• ameloblastoma, a type of benign jaw tumor

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