What is a dental cyst?

A cyst is a sac of tissue filled with fluid, located around the teeth, usually on the gums. This is shown in the image on the left. Dental cysts form at the roots of dead teeth, or in areas that have pulp that has died due to reasons such as infection or trauma.

How is a dental cyst treated?

A cyst needs to be treated as it causes pain, swelling, and can impact the strength of bone tissue in the jaws or prevent normal function of the jaws and mouth. To treat the cyst, the deteriorated dental pulp must be removed in an endodontic procedure. At ADHPL, the cyst is cut open and drained, and it is removed in a painless, minimally invasive laser treatment which removes the cyst and clots the tissue underneath simultaneously.

 

 

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