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What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
Posted on 4/23/2018 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Oral cysts can be very alarming, but you need to stay calm. First, you need to understand what an oral cyst is and what can you possibly do after you find out that you have one. An oral cyst is a sac of tissues enclosing some fluid that can be commonly seen in the gums, lips, cheeks, tooth roots, tongue, and jaw bones. There are different types of oral cysts and these are dentigerous cysts, pilonidal cysts, radicular cysts, and mucous cysts. Now that you know what an oral cyst is, you might want to know how to deal with this. Some oral cysts can be really painful and swollen, but you need to keep it together and just focus on doing two things such as good oral hygiene and going to the dentist immediately. Practice Good Oral Hygiene It is crucial that you understand that the enclosed fluid inside the sac of tissues is called a serum. This serum is often sterile and will not do any harm or pain unless infected. Once infected, the cyst may be filled up with pus, which is really painful, red, and swollen. To avoid this situation, you need to be careful and just practice a good oral hygiene. Visit the Dentist Right Away! Of course, the moment you felt pain. You need to immediately visit the doctor. Some oral cysts are painful, especially the infected ones, but some are not. A lump is also not noticeable unless it is very large enough. Dentists will perform X rays and magnetic resonance imaging MRI to locate the cyst. It is also crucial to perform a biopsy to accurately determine if the lump just a cyst and not a tumor. Several therapies such as endodontic therapy where the pulp of the tooth will be cleaned out are also effective. In such rare cases, surgeries can be required if the cyst recurs. Notice something strange in your mouth? Do not waste your time. Visit us today!...
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All Posts:

What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017


Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD
Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P
Clackamas, OR 97015

Ph: 503-662-8744
Fax: 503-652-8992
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Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center - Brett Sullivan, DMD, MD | www.clackamasoralsurgery.com | 503-662-8744
9895 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite P, Clackamas, OR 97015