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I had oral cyst removal on the the roof of my mouth and already 2 stitches came out I'm not bleeding but I notice it's swelling what should I do ?

I had oral cyst removal on the the roof of my mouth and already 2 stitches came out I'm not bleeding but I notice it's swelling what should I do ?

Contact your Surgeon: Best to check with your surgeon. Until you are able to speak to your surgeon, avoid hot foods and beverages, spicy foods, citrus, and any other irritants. Cool water would be more soothing. You may swish salt water. Speak with your surgeon for best direction. If there is bleeding, apply pressure. if it does not stop, and you cannot reach your surgeon urgently, then go to the ER. ...Read more

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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What are the odds of an oral cyst returning after removal? I had an oral cyst near one of my molars removed, and was wondering if it's likely to return? .

What are the odds of an oral cyst returning after removal? I had an oral cyst near one of my molars removed, and was wondering if it's likely to return?


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The : The chance of recurrence of any oral lesion depends upon the nature of the lesion and how completely it was removed. When a lesion is removed the tissue is typically sent to an oral pathologist for evaluation. A report is sent to the surgeon indicating the nature of the lesion and if it has been completely excised. As to see the report and have it explained in terms of potential recurrence. Keep a copy for your personal records in case you ever change dentists or move. ...Read more

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

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How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?

Cyst: It all depends on the depth of the cyst and it's proximity to the nerve. As long as the nerve was not severed then it may take 4-6 months. If not then see a special oral surgeon who does nerve repair. ...Read more

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How long before an oral cyst heals?

How long before an oral cyst heals?

Hard to say: You did not say where or what was involved with the cyst. If you had it surgically removed it will take about a week to heal. If you have not had it removed, then you should see a dentist or oral surgeon and have it evaluated for treatment. ...Read more

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I have an oral cyst that changes size, it is normally small. I've had 2 scans with a velscope and it was undetectable the 2nd time. I still have it.

I have an oral cyst that changes size, it is normally small. I've  had 2 scans with a velscope and it was undetectable the 2nd time. I still have it.

Velscope: The Velscope is a hand-held oral cancer screening device. It gives no information about cysts. Please consider seeing a specialist, an Oral Surgeon, for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. Any recurring oral lesions should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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What happens if your oral cyst gets a bruise on it from accidentally cutting it on your teeth?

What happens if your oral cyst gets a bruise on it from accidentally cutting it on your teeth?

Maybe Nothing: This is generally not a problem, but it may take much longer to heal. Make sure you know the diagnosis of the cyst (is it in fact a cyst?). Oral cancer is a very common, multifaceted, and sneaky disease. Make sure you have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Are there any good home treatments for an oral cyst? I have an oral cyst, and i've had them before. I know they're usually not a big deal. Is there anything i can do at home to make it go away, rather than making a special appointment to see my dentist?

Are there any good home treatments for an oral cyst? I have an oral cyst, and i've had them before. I know they're usually not a big deal. Is there anything i can do at home to make it go away, rather than making a special appointment to see my dentist?

Whenever : Whenever you notice an irregularity in your mouth it's a good idea to avoid self diagnosis and have your dentist look. The best device that you have in your home to deal with this is your telephone. Call for an appointment just to be safe. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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How to prevent oral cyst from forming after accidentally biting my lip? It has happened twice before, it is now just a small white patch that hurts

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How to prevent oral cyst from forming after accidentally biting my lip? It has happened twice before, it is now just a small white patch that hurts

Keep the area clean: Keep the area clean with swapping the area with salt water by using q-tip. The small white patch will heal. If there is a colorless or bluish bump develop called mucocele, which is a salivary deposit in the soft tissue due to rupture minor salivary gland and/or duct. Mucocele can be removed by your dentist/surgeon. See your dentist to check your occlusion to eliminate the cause of lip biting. ...Read more

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How is an oral cyst different from an abscess? My dentist says I have an oral cyst at the root of a molar. It doesn't hurt right now, but i'm really worried about what it could develop into. Do oral cysts tend to follow the same path as the infection of a

How is an oral cyst different from an abscess? My dentist says I have an oral cyst at the root of a molar. It doesn't hurt right now, but i'm really worried about what it could develop into. Do oral cysts tend to follow the same path as the infection of a

Periapical pathosis: Lesions at the root ends are usually granulomas or cysts. The only way to tell the difference is by removal and biopsy. These are the direct result of necrotic tissue in a root canal causing these inflammatory lesions. They occur on teeth needing a root canal or a previously treated root canal that is failing. Many are asymptomatic and only start to hurt when they become acute, filling w fluid or. ...Read more

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Could I have an oral cyst in my gum? I've got a bump on or in my gum about a quarter of the way into my mouth on the left side. It's red, and feels a bit squishy, but there is no real pain. Could this be on oral cyst, or something else? Do i need to be wo

Could I have an oral cyst in my gum? I've got a bump on or in my gum about a quarter of the way into my mouth on the left side. It's red, and feels a bit squishy, but there is no real pain. Could this be on oral cyst, or something else? Do i need to be wo

Making : Making a diagnosis of your problem, over the internet, sight unseen, is not prudent. As a general rule of thumb, if there is a lesion, bump, ulceration, or change in your mouth that is not a normal, ordinary part of your anatomy that doesn't resolve by itself in a few days, it needs to be evaluated as to the cause, and then physically treated by your dentist or other health care provider. Allowing anything out of the ordinary to linger is not advisable. Please have the lesion evaluated. ...Read more

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Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

Mucocele sinus cyst and my gum on same side is blue-ish? Is this normal? Thanks

A mucocele: Is typically credited with a "bluish" color due to the trapped salivary discharge under the thin mucosal tissue. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon about this to be sure and to have treatment recommendations for your consideration. ...Read more

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Can a sinus CT scan tell the difference between a mucocele and a cyst?

Can a sinus CT scan tell the difference between a mucocele and a cyst?

Not likely: This is only usually confirmed py the pathologist. Often, we can tell at the time of the surgery which is most likely. ...Read more

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Is lip asymmetry after removal of mucocele repairable? If so by who? Don't trust the original oral surgeon! two years later still numb, permanent?

Is lip asymmetry after removal of mucocele repairable? If so by who? Don't trust the original oral surgeon! two years later still numb, permanent?

Yes and no: Asymmetry is repairable by the right surgeon, you must have had a huge mucocele to have problems, or just bad results. Numbness after 2 years is probably permanent, a total numbness is anesthesia, partial is paresthesia, dr. Sam mckennna at vanderbilt in nashville has done some nerve repairs. He is excellent, as many are, good luck finding one of his peers. Stick with oral surgeons. ...Read more

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I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal. A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

I had oral surgery last week for a failed root canal and cyst removal.  A stitch fell out today and now it's very sore and swollen should I be worried?

Possibly: The maximum swelling after this procedure is 24-48 hrs. After surgery. If you are re swelling 1 wk. Later, get your surgeon to look at it.. Losing a suture at this time period is not the problem. The swelling may be. ...Read more

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Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more