Jaw cysts: symptoms and loss of Teeth to avoid

Jaw cysts are the most common diseases in the oral cavity. As surprising as they arise, so quickly, they can also be treated, if you interpret the symptoms correctly. As the OP of the cyst runs out.

In particular, middle-aged men cysts often belong to the victims of the Jaw. However, most do not know of their disease, because it often causes no pain. We discover cysts in many cases by chance on x-ray images, because there you have been identified as a dark spot in the jaw tissue.

Jaw cysts: a threat to pine

If cysts are fluid or scar tissue, granulation tissue, called cavities filled tissue in the Jaw. They often develop because of dead teeth or inflammation, but also a disruption during tooth development may be the cause.

Pain, however, arises only when the bladder presses on the nerves of a tooth, or inflamed. The jaw cyst should be removed after their discovery as soon as possible. Because if left untreated it grows and displaces healthy pine tissue, which can lead in the worst case, to loss of Teeth.

To The Person

Manfred Nilius is a medical specialist in oral, maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery and head of the clinic Nilius in Dortmund.

Gentle Removal

For the treatment of a cyst by two different methods come into question. A so-called cystectomy is suitable for smaller fabric bags. This procedure refers to the surgical removal of the entire capsule.

In doing so, we obtain via the oral cavity, access to the cyst and peel out of the jaw bone. The hole we fill up then with a bone substitute material and to sew it back on.

In the case of larger specimens, we open the blister by cutting a small window in the fabric bag. As a result, the contained liquid runs out and the cavity is reduced gradually, until we can remove the rest of the cyst after a few weeks.

After an operation on my jaw, the affected area swells in the rule, and caused slight pain. In the first few days, patients should, therefore, physically and soft food.