Treating Oral Cysts
A cyst is basically a fluid-filled sac. Like all cysts, one growing in your mouth cannot spread to other parts of your body. That is certainly better than oral cancer, but it will still need to be examined and treated by the dentists at Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group.
The typical sign of an oral cyst is a small bump in your jaw or mouth. While cysts are often painless and may cause you little concern, they should still be examined as soon as possible. If left untreated, they can get bigger, become infected and damage your nerves, jaw and teeth. Treatment of an oral cyst is fairly simple — the sac is first identified as non-cancerous and then removed through oral surgery. Your dentist at the Marconi Dental Group is usually able to perform this procedure in the comfort and convenience of our local office. For those afraid of the dentists or enduring such procedures, consider the benefits of sleep dentistry to help you through it.
If you suspect an oral cyst or one is diagnosed during a routine dental exam, no worries! Just view it as a little bump in the road on your otherwise healthy journey to good oral health.