A cyst is a fluid-filled cavity, which can form for several reasons, including infection and tooth impaction. There are various types of jaw cysts and a number of treatment options depending on the type.
Sometimes the treatment of a cyst requires an additional minor surgical procedure to the root of a tooth – an apicectomy.
Occasionally we need to send the cyst tissue to a laboratory where it can be assessed under a microscope. This allows us to fully determine the type of cyst and the cause.
At POS we are happy to assess and provide treatment, as appropriate, for cysts of the jaws.
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