Jaw Cysts

Pathogen formations with liquid inside, usually found in the jawbone area or tooth roots, are called jaw cysts. These cysts can be caused by tooth or jaw. Neglected decayed teeth can cause cyst formation in the jaw.

In general, they do not give any symptoms during the growth processes in the jawbones. Jaw cysts are manifested by conditions such as pain, swelling and loosening of the adjacent teeth. Regular dental examination in our clinic allows early detection of cyst formations.

What Are the Symptoms of Jaw Cysts?

Jaw cysts are mostly asymptomatic and develop insidiously. It is detected through x-ray films taken during our dental examination. When patients have jaw cyst problems, they come to our clinic with complaints such as swelling, tooth decay, pain, discharge, burning and cavities.

When such symptoms are encountered, it is important to take them seriously and go to the dentists to prevent further damage. If no precautions are taken, there is a possibility of teeth loss or major damage to bone tissue. Effective treatments are applied by the specialists in our clinic for your jaw cyst problems.

How Do We Treat Jaw Cyst?

For jaw cysts, we perform two types of treatment, taking into account the localization and size of the cysts. The first of these treatments is the method in which the cyst is completely removed by a surgical procedure called enucleation. During this procedure, local or general anaesthesia is applied depending on the size of the cyst. It is a suitable treatment for small cysts.

Our second treatment method is a method applied for larger and risky cysts. This treatment is called marsupialization. Direct removal of large cysts may cause greater damage. Therefore, it is not preferred. In this treatment, the cyst is first opened and reduced. After shrinking, the cyst is completely removed.

What Can Happen If Jaw Cysts Are Not Treated?

Untreated, neglected jaw cysts can cause weakening of the jawbone. When jaw cyst treatment is not performed, the strength of the jawbone decreases and it may be broken even with very minor trauma.

When the jaw cysts are not intervened, the healthy teeth in the area where they are located may be damaged and this may cause tooth loss. Due to the pressure on the nerves in the area where they occur, jaw cysts cause numbness over time.

Considering the damage that may occur, it is very important that you come to the dental examination regularly, identify the problem in time and solve your dental problems with our specialist dentists.