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I had surgery to remove a dental cyst now when i bend forward i get shooting pains through right side of my face, runny nose metal taste in my mouth?

I had surgery to remove a dental cyst now when i bend forward i get shooting pains through right side of my face, runny nose metal taste in my mouth?

opening to sinus: If the cyst was in the vicinity of the sinus the removal may have created an opening from the mouth to the sinus. These often heal and close on their own. Antibiotics would be prescribed along with precautions regarding creating pressure between the mouth and sinus such as drinking through a straw. If it doesn't close on its own surgery would be required. Follow-up with your dentist. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have a great dental cysts, matured in many years. Is it dangeroys? How must it be treated?

I have a great dental cysts, matured in many years. Is it dangeroys? How must it be treated?

Surgically removed?: I can only give you some general guidelines since i cannot clinically see you nor the x-rays of your teeth and jaws & specifically the "dental cysts" in question. Cysts generally enlarge over time and need to be surgically removed. As they get larger over time, may become infected, effect other teeth, & destroy bone & other tissues, should not generally be left untreated. Consult with a local os. ...Read more

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Oily/metallic taste in mouth for 7 weeks now, also dry. No dental probs. Have yellow cyst on tonsil, no pain. Firm module under ear behind jaw. Help!

Oily/metallic taste in mouth for 7 weeks now, also dry. No dental probs. Have yellow cyst on tonsil, no pain. Firm module under ear behind jaw. Help!

See a dentist or ENT: The firm nodule under your ear is the big concern. It could be an affected lymph node or parotid gland. The bad taste and lack of saliva would suggest the latter. The question is why is it firm? Infection, cancer, blockage? Go see a dentist or ENT physician asap and get it checked out. The longer you wait, the worse it will get. And have your throat checked at the same time. ...Read more

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My son is scheduled to have dental work while sedated next week. We just found out he has to have a thyroglossal cyst removed. Can these be combined?

My son is scheduled to have dental work while sedated next week. We just found out he has to have a thyroglossal cyst removed.  Can these be combined?

Problem: I do not think there is any problem. Plenty of time in between for the drugs to clear off. There is some discussion regarding the effect of general anesthesia on little children. There are conditions implicated and some anesthesia drugs incriminated more than others. Statistically wise it was never proven anesthesia in little children can be linked to any diseases, mental conditions, or autism. ...Read more

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Having recurrent dental infection even after rct, apicoectomy and cyst removal. Can this be making me sick - swollen glands, aches, fatigue.

Having recurrent dental infection even after rct, apicoectomy and cyst removal. Can this be making me sick - swollen glands, aches, fatigue.

Poor prognosis: The damaging microbes from the dental infection grow in the mouth and then find their way by spreading to other organs of the body making you sick. The prognosis of this tooth is poor. The current research points to a higher predictability of success with the extraction and dental implant placement in this situation. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Cyst with hair skin and teeth?

Cyst with hair skin and teeth?

Teratoma: Also known as a dermoid cyst. These contain mature skin cells and often have skin, hair, nails, sweat glands... In them. Most are benign and are removed as a precaution. ...Read more

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Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

Can partially erupted wisdom teeth cause cysts?

The main problem: With partially erupted wisdom teeth is food impaction under the loose gum tissue such that a gum infection develops. This is called a pericoronitis and is usually very painful. ...Read more

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Can I board a plane with impacted wisdom teeth and cyst? Will I feel pain?

Can I board a plane with impacted wisdom teeth and cyst? Will I feel pain?

Not recommended: If there is a cyst formation, the cyst together with the impacted wisdom tooth must be extracted ASAP. ...Read more

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My son woulddn't remove his wisdom teeth and now has a cyst and has to gone through surgery. Common?

My son woulddn't remove his wisdom teeth and now has a cyst and has to gone through surgery. Common?

Uncommon: Formation of cyst around wisdom teeth are not common. However when a cyst form, invasive surgery will be required. Usually cyst formation around a wisdom tooth can be detected early on a panorex x-ray. I wish your son well and a quick recovery. ...Read more

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