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Essentially none: Dentigerous cysts ( follicular cysts) are benign, non-inflammatory odontogenic cysts that are thought to be developmental in origin. They are the second most common odontogenic cysts after those related to the roots of the teeth They usually present in the 2nd to 4th decades of life and are rarely seen in childhood because they almost exclusively occur in the secondary phase of tooth development . ...Read more
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
OKC vs periapical: Odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is a developmental, noninflammatory chronic cyst. Periapical cyst is an inflammatory process originating from a non-vital tooth. The clinical, radiographic, and histopathological correlations are the key for proper patient diagnosis. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
What's the normal recovery time following surgery to remove an oral cyst? I have periapical cyst that i need to have removed, but can't find anywhere what to expect on recovery time. Will I have to schedule time off work for recovery?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are oral cysts dangerous? Today at my visit my dentist told me I have an oral cyst, but that it's not a big deal, and i need to schedule an extra appointment to have it removed. It doesn't hurt, but an oral cyst sounds bad to me. Are they really not that
Dr : Dr edderai has explained it well. You need to have it treated, because if it expands, it can cause resorbtion of bone, weakening of adjacent teeth, and disformity. If it gets too large, then it must be drained over a long period of time to shrink it down to a level that can be surgically managed. Hope this info helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my friend had removed cyst recently from front part of lower jaw the biopsy report indicates it as a keratocyst are they dangerous please help?
Keratocyst: Odontogenic keratocysts do have a likelihood of recurring, and sometimes this is years afterward. It is pretty rare for these to develop cancer, but that has been reported in a very few cases. Even if it was completely removed, your friend should definitely have longterm continued follow up, to make sure it does not recur. She may want second opinion from a specialist. ...Read more
Ovarian cysts: 3 answers in one: a simple cyst is very common and often detected on routine pelvic or ultrasound exam. The more complex ones need further evaluation so doctors can interpret the significance of cysts based their size, structure, timing with regard to period and to menopause, etc. Sometimes surgery is needed. Please see comments below by specialists in gyn for additional input. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : If you need anything surgically removed, it will probably hurt a little. It also depends on how big the cyst and its location. The worst part of most minor surgeries when they numb the area with lidocaine. There is usually the sharpness of the needle and then the burn of the medication, but afterwards the area should be numb for the rest of the procedure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have cyst under my skin on the right side of my back. It hurts when i touch it. Should i get it checked out?
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