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i'm having an apical periodontal cyst removed on thursday the 29/8/13 what is involved in the surgery and will i have a general anaesthetic ?

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Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgery at root tip: The surgery involves exposure of the root tip, apex, in order to gain access to the infection/cyst. It is then removed and examination of the root is done to see if more work is needed. Typically a portion of the root tip is removed, sometimes a small plug is placed in the canal to seal off the exposed canal. General anesthesia is a personal choice. If nervous, consider it.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Local anesthesia: Most of periodontal surgery can be done on local anesthesia. Periodontal cyst is very easily removed by either enucleation (total cyst removal) or partial cyst removal and then the body will destroy the remaining. The procedure can be summarized as followed: 1) raise flap, 2) access by removing bone, 3) remove cyst, 4) stimulated bleeding and place bone graft, 5) membrane coverage, 6) post op.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013

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