Cyst Surgery

What is cyst surgery?
Odontogenic cysts (caused by tooth itself) may develop in any area inside the mouth. They may be noticed by the patient if they cause pain or swelling or they may reach remarkably large sizes without being noticed. Although treatment methods differ due to the area they develop or their sizes, it is necessary that they are removed.

What kind of problems do cysts cause? Isn’t it possible that they are left without extraction?
Odontogenetic cysts are usually benign and slowly growing formations but reaching extremely large sizes unless interventions are not performed on time, they may harm normal anatomical body cavities such as sinuses, nasal cavities and nerves or they may show malign symptoms (change to malign cysts might be seen).

How is dental cyst surgery performed? Can’t it be performed under general anesthesia?
Teeth which seem to have connections with the cyst are treated with root canal operation under examination. After the gum around the cyst is anesthetized with anesthetic gels, it is painlessly anesthetized with digital anesthesia. The gum is lifted where cyst can be most easily reached and cyst is reached after the least amount of bone is lifted. It is closed with sutures after it is removed from all the contact surfaces and remaining healthy bone is left in recovery. If the cyst was not infected before, its recovery is accelerated with bone meal. The removed cysts require examination at the pathology laboratory.

Very large sized cysts must be removed under general anesthesia. Your doctor decides how the surgery will be performed during the examination.

Is dental cyst surgery a painful process?
Cyst surgery does not differ from tooth extraction and implant placement. It is performed without any pain under efficient and adequate anesthesia. After surgery, antibiotics which are prescribed by your doctor, painkillers and antiseptic mouthwashes are used as used after other operations. With frequent examinations, a comfortable healing process is achieved.

In certain circumstances, wisdom teeth do not appear due to lack of space in the jaws.

Although they may be fully embedded inside the jaw (invisible because under both the gums and the jaw bone), they may partly erupt and become parts of the oral environment. In this case, they may cause infections by triggering food accumulation and food stuck in the area where tooth erupt. This case, which causes swelling and redness around the wisdom teeth, acute pain spreading to the neck and the ear, lymphatic gland inflammation, and pain when opening the mouth and swallowing, is called pericoronitis.