A dental cyst is a closed sac that develops abnormally in and around the teeth. It's not uncommon for patients to go months or even years without realizing they have a dental cyst, as they are usually not painful and can only be seen on dental X-rays.
If you're experiencing sensitive teeth, displacement or gaps between your teeth, loose teeth, swelling in a specific gum area, discomfort when pressing on your gums, or numbness in your face or jaw, it's possible you have a dental cyst.
The difference between a dental cyst and an abscess is that a dental cyst is not infected, while an abscess is. An abscess in the mouth can occur in or near a dental cyst and is usually caused by bacteria in the gums resulting from tooth decay.
There are several types of dental cysts, including dentigerous cysts, periapical cysts, and keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs). Dental cysts don't go away on their own and require removal or drainage by a dentist. While small cysts can sometimes be treated with antibiotics, most require surgical extraction.
The dental cyst removal procedure itself is not painful, as the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic before the surgery begins. You may even opt for sedation throughout the whole procedure. A few days before the surgery, our dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning and polishing of your teeth, and you may be given an oral probiotic to increase good bacteria in your saliva and aid in the healing process.
Our dentists will remove the cyst and the affected tooth, and they may also use bone graft material to fill the space left by cyst removal. The wound site will be closed with sutures, and if necessary, the removed tissue will be sent to a pathology lab for confirmation.
At Estedian Istanbul, Turkey, our experienced dental surgeons and dentists are dedicated to providing high-quality dental cyst removal services with minimal discomfort. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about our treatments.
A dental cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms around the root of a tooth. It is removed because it can cause damage to the surrounding bone and teeth, and can lead to an infection if left untreated.
The surgery to remove a dental cyst is performed under local anesthesia or sedation, depending on the size and location of the cyst. The dentist will make an incision in the gum to access the cyst and then remove it. The area will be cleaned and closed with resolvable sutures.
Most patients report only mild discomfort during and after the surgery, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. The dentist will provide instructions for aftercare to help minimize discomfort.
The cost of dental cyst surgery in Turkey can vary depending on the size and location of the cyst and the type of anesthesia used. However, dental treatments in Turkey are generally more affordable compared to other countries, making it a popular destination for dental tourism. It's best to consult with a dental clinic like Estedian to get a more accurate estimate of the cost.
Recovery time after dental cyst surgery can vary, but most patients return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days. The dentist will provide instructions for aftercare, including avoiding hard or crunchy foods and avoiding smoking and alcohol for at least 24 hours after the surgery.
At Estedian, we believe that communication is key to delivering the best dental care to our patients. Get started on your journey to a healthy, beautiful smile today! Contact us to schedule your online dental evaluation.