Our expert dentists are always here for your oral screenings which are the initial step for early detection of any suspicious disease.
What is a cyst?
A cyst is an abnormal sac surrounded by fibrous tissue that commonly occurs either due to inflammation or during the development of a tooth. The inflammation can be due to severe gum infection or sometimes the cause is not clear. An odontogenic cyst is a lesion in the jaw that is associated with teeth growth.
Based on several sites of cyst formation and infection, cysts are classified as:
• Gingival cysts- forming in the gum or soft tissue of the jaw bone
• Glandular odontogenic cysts: forming in the front portion of the jaw
• Lateral periodontal cysts: forming around the side surfaces of a tooth root
• Radicular cysts: forming in the jaw even after the tooth is removed
• Dentigerous cysts: common ones that form around the crown of a developing tooth.
Diagnosis of a cyst at Samaj Dental
Cysts are most often detected through regular X-ray exams. Our dental professional may investigate the cyst further using sensibility testing, or a biopsy and examination of the cyst lining. These diagnostic tools allow the dental professional to identify the type of cyst and plan appropriate treatment.