What Are Treatment and Recovery Like?
Your general dentist may be able to remove your cyst if they have special surgical training, but you'll likely be referred to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons frequently encounter many types of cysts while removing wisdom teeth.
First, you'll receive a local anesthetic. Then your oral surgeon will likely remove the tooth and the cyst. If your cyst is small, your dental professional may be able to drain the cyst or remove the cyst by itself. For larger, more severe cysts, your surgeon may perform a bone graft if you've experienced bone loss.
Healing time can take anywhere from a week to a few months, depending on the severity and size of your cyst. It usually only requires one procedure, but you may have to return for post-surgical visits so the surgeon can check the healing progress.
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Now that you know more about your dentigerous cyst and what the process is like to remove it, we hope you feel that you'll be able to have an informed conversation with your dental professionals about the next steps. Dental professionals see this condition enough that you can feel confident they'll get your teeth back to a condition you can smile about.