Dental Cyst

A dental cyst is a closed sac of tissue filled with soft material or fluid. It develops in soft tissues of the oral cavity such as gums, lips, and teeth. The causes are an improper eruption of the tooth. It often occurs at the root tips or forms on the crown of the dead tooth. It can resolve on its own, but it can sometimes get infected, causing an oral abscess.

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I have had a cyst on my tooth root for four years, without any pain. Does it need treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cyst on the root of my tooth for the last four years, and am not sure if the tooth was infected as it did not cause any pain. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Malika Balamurugan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It can be a swelling caused due to the infection in the tooth. I suggest you consult and take the following medications for the swelling to subside. 1. Tab. Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg 1-0-1 after food for three days...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to have my wisdom tooth extracted?

Query: Hello doctor, I have wisdom tooth. Is it necessary to remove it?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. If it is giving you any sort of problem or giving you discomfort, you need to remove it immediately. There are chances of cyst formation in some cases too, if the impaction is not treated. You can dela...  Read Full »

I had got a cyst removed in my jaw. Can an implant be placed in that area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have one cyst removal done six months back. I see no bone development. I am attaching the reports. Kindly review.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will be answering your query shortly. Kindly check your follow up messages. Thank you.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a cyst on my root canal-treated tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the first upper molar root canal treated 15 years ago. It has undergone two root canals treatment but does it seem incomplete? I did a CBCT and it shows a cyst and sinusitis although I have not that much pain. I am 41 and the dentist told me that I have bone resorption at the up...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to At first, I appreciate you because you have so much awareness of your oral health. The life span of normal root canal treated tooth is 5 to 6 years. If you have 15-year-old treated tooth, it means you are so health conscious and take care of your oral hygiene. My opi...  Read Full »

A round white shape was seen on my radiograph near my left molar. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an X-ray for my routine checkup today, showing a round white shape near the left molar. What could that be?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will be answering your query shortly. Please check your follow-up messages. Thank you.   Read Full »

My lower lip, chin and teeth are numb after my wisdom tooth removal surgery. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my wisdom tooth removal and cyst removal 20 days ago. After the surgery, my lower lip, chin, and teeth are numb, and I have a tingling sensation. What would be the cause? Currently, I am taking Renerve plus tablet every morning and an Aminerve plus tablet at night. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhivya Priya. J

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have undergone surgery for wisdom tooth removal and cyst removal, it might sometimes cause injury to the nerve (inferior alveolar nerve) underneath the wisdom tooth region. The nerve involvement is the cause of the numbness. Depending on the nerve injury, it migh...  Read Full »

Why do I feel severe pain and pressure on my right side of the gum?

Query: Hello doctor,When I press the area on my face under my right nostril, I get a pressure on my upper gum inside my mouth which hurts real bad. When I do not press on it, my right front tooth hurts, like a toothache or pressure.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might have an abscess or a cyst. You need to see a dentist for a visual and physical examination. It needs to be ascertained whether there is any cavity or an abscess related to any front teeth using an X-ray as soon as possible. For more information consult a dent...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the cysts developed in the upper jaw with soft tissue growth in the sinus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two cysts on my right upper jaw on tooth number 3 and 4. I have attached the OPG x-ray of that area. I also have a soft tissue growth in my right and left maxillary sinuses. Under these circumstances, what should I do? Should I visit a dentist or an oral surgeon? Please tell me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen both the x-rays that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears like two cysts are present in the maxilla in the 13, 14, and 15 regions. This is most likely a periapical cyst. It has a distinct radiopaque (white) border. ...  Read Full »

A tiny painless protrusion found in the gum above the left canine tooth. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Just above my upper left canine tooth, in the gum, a tiny protrusion of tooth or bone (painless) can be felt with the finger. The gum surrounding the protrusion is slightly raised, but the whole thing is only about 2 mm in diameter. No other symptoms or visual abnormalities. I have no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know if you remember any history of injury to the site? And how long have you been noticing this? Did it increase or decrease in size or observed any color change? There are 2-3 probabilities in your case as much I can make out from photograph/your a...  Read Full »

I have a cyst in the root of my incisor. Can it be removed through root canal treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cyst on the root of a upper incisor. My dentist has sent me to the dental hospital, but they have said that they would not do anything, and to either have the tooth removed or see a specialist. Can my dentist do a normal root canal to remove the cyst, and why has he sent me to...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A cyst on your tooth means it is a chronic infection. You may be asymptomatic. In severe cases, a tooth may need to removed along with the cyst. However, it is possible (depending on the size, location, etc. of the cyst as seen on x-ray) to do a root canal along with...  Read Full »

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