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what is radicular cyst? why it is will happen even after operation? how can i prevent this?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Radicular cyst: A radicular cyst develops from leftover tissue from tooth development. Usually the remains of cells from tooth development remain in our jawbone. These tissues can, when stimulated by inflammation, for example due to a dead dental nerve and/or a badly done root treatment, be excited into growth – the result may be the development of a cyst. Treatment is removal of the cyst.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
For a tooth?: A radical at cyst is a cyst that forms from the root of a tooth during the development of the tooth. It can reoccur after it is remove if remants of the cyst is left behind from the surgery. See an experience oral surgeon to ensure that this is managed properly?

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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