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Dental Cyst found in OPG 3D x-ray...

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ladyjumbles

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Dental Cyst found in 3D x-ray...

Recently I have been to root canal specialist to do root canals for my two upper back molar tooth.
But during an 3D x-ray he found out a hole like in the lower left last molar tooth gums and that tooth area.
Suspected is an cyst, he ask me to look for another expert to confirm whether is a cyst or not.
How many types of cyst are there by the way? How bio scope is done to see the cyst is cancerous or not?
Do the expert in that area need to take a sample of my cells from that suspected area to examine what kind of cyst?
What kind of x-ray needed for checking again whether is a hole shown up in x-ray? Thanks.
Hope my question will be reply soon as October 2nd I will need to visit the expert at National Dental Centre in Singapore. Meanwhile I feel lost and scare.
:cry:
 
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Don't panic, the overwhelming majority of 'odd things' found on x-rays turn out to be nothing serious.

There are loads of different cysts, so without a lot more information there's no chance of being able to diagnose from here. Again though, it's very, very likely to be nothing seriously wrong with you, so try not to lose too much sleep worrying about it.
 
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Re: Dental Cyst found in 3D x-ray...

I only have my experience - I had a molar with a large cyst extracted three weeks ago, and my dad had a cyst removed six months ago. As far as I understand, there are two dangers of dental cysts: they are the source of infection, and they can gradually weaken the jaw bone (but don't panic - the bone usually restores itself after the cyst is removed!). The dentists either remove the cyst itself and save the tooth, or extract the tooth with the cyst.

How it happened in our family: my dad had a cyst on his upper tooth, which became infected. Problem is, this tooth supports a bridge. The tooth root itself was OK, so the dentist decided to remove the cyst and save the tooth. Now, I can't tell you the medical details - I can only tell that the procedure went really well. My dad tolerated it well and was back to normal in a couple of weeks. And he is 80 years old!

In my case, I had an even larger cyst on one of my lower molars. But the tooth itself was in a very bad shape. After multiple reconstructions, it became infected again, and the root had a crack. So there was no reason to try and save this tooth. The dentist extracted the tooth and cleaned out the cyst. The procedure itself was totally painless and took about half an hour. I didn't even have much pain afterwards.

Now, as you can see in my other thread, I did have a rather lengthy recovery process - two and a half weeks until I finally felt back to normal. But it was not because of the extraction site - it was healing well. I got a sore throat after the extraction, but this is something I'm prone to. Also, I made matters much worse by constantly panicking and worrying and not sleeping properly.

So I'm sure whatever your dentist recommends you will be fine! Dental cysts are very common, and dentists deal with them all the time. Just don't delay it! I now regret not having this tooth out years ago. I knew something was wrong, but I delayed and delayed. All the time I had a source of infection in my mouth, and the cyst was growing larger, and I was suffering from anxiety. I wish I just had it out a long time ago and saved myself a lot of trouble!
 
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Re: Dental Cyst found in 3D x-ray...

I only have my experience - I had a molar with a large cyst extracted three weeks ago, and my dad had a cyst removed six months ago. As far as I understand, there are two dangers of dental cysts: they are the source of infection, and they can gradually weaken the jaw bone (but don't panic - the bone usually restores itself after the cyst is removed!). The dentists either remove the cyst itself and save the tooth, or extract the tooth with the cyst.

How it happened in our family: my dad had a cyst on his upper tooth, which became infected. Problem is, this tooth supports a bridge. The tooth root itself was OK, so the dentist decided to remove the cyst and save the tooth. Now, I can't tell you the medical details - I can only tell that the procedure went really well. My dad tolerated it well and was back to normal in a couple of weeks. And he is 80 years old!

In my case, I had an even larger cyst on one of my lower molars. But the tooth itself was in a very bad shape. After multiple reconstructions, it became infected again, and the root had a crack. So there was no reason to try and save this tooth. The dentist extracted the tooth and cleaned out the cyst. The procedure itself was totally painless and took about half an hour. I didn't even have much pain afterwards.

Now, as you can see in my other thread, I did have a rather lengthy recovery process - two and a half weeks until I finally felt back to normal. But it was not because of the extraction site - it was healing well. I got a sore throat after the extraction, but this is something I'm prone to. Also, I made matters much worse by constantly panicking and worrying and not sleeping properly.

So I'm sure whatever your dentist recommends you will be fine! Dental cysts are very common, and dentists deal with them all the time. Just don't delay it! I now regret not having this tooth out years ago. I knew something was wrong, but I delayed and delayed. All the time I had a source of infection in my mouth, and the cyst was growing larger, and I was suffering from anxiety. I wish I just had it out a long time ago and saved myself a lot of trouble!

Thanks for telling me your experience. See how it goes to see if it’s a cyst or infection. I think it’s 1cm or 2cm hole in the opg X-ray. Is mine consider big cyst or small?
 
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Don't panic, the overwhelming majority of 'odd things' found on x-rays turn out to be nothing serious.

There are loads of different cysts, so without a lot more information there's no chance of being able to diagnose from here. Again though, it's very, very likely to be nothing seriously wrong with you, so try not to lose too much sleep worrying about it.

Thanks Gordon!
 
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1-2 cm is pretty small for a cyst. They can grow a whole lot bigger than that!
 
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Is a cyst the same as a granuloma? I had CT 3D scan on upper left molar some years ago, told tooth has 's' shaped roots with extra canals and roots in sinus with small granuomas. I only get mild discomfort sometimes and was given a few options, one being that I can leave it alone. I'm not at my best around dentists so decided to leave it as the tooth just niggles. I get it checked when I see a dentist which isn't often, but its been okay. the dentist doesn't seem worried about it but suggests being referred to the dental hospital for assessment or something and to maybe be seen by students, so every thing must be fine.

Ladyjumbles,
Hopefully everything will be fine for you too. :)
 
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No it isn't quite the same.
 
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Thank you, it's just that the word cyst came up and after reading this post, we'll it sounded a bit similar. I have an appointment with the dental hospital to see if I'm suitable for student care. Highly unlikely with my worries about dental things, but I will ask about this tooth. It is troublesome with a bad taste near it. I will probably be berated for not cleaning my teeth well enough. I always thought twice daily cleaning was enough.
 
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Re: Dental Cyst found in 3D x-ray...

I only have my experience - I had a molar with a large cyst extracted three weeks ago, and my dad had a cyst removed six months ago. As far as I understand, there are two dangers of dental cysts: they are the source of infection, and they can gradually weaken the jaw bone (but don't panic - the bone usually restores itself after the cyst is removed!). The dentists either remove the cyst itself and save the tooth, or extract the tooth with the cyst.

How it happened in our family: my dad had a cyst on his upper tooth, which became infected. Problem is, this tooth supports a bridge. The tooth root itself was OK, so the dentist decided to remove the cyst and save the tooth. Now, I can't tell you the medical details - I can only tell that the procedure went really well. My dad tolerated it well and was back to normal in a couple of weeks. And he is 80 years old!

In my case, I had an even larger cyst on one of my lower molars. But the tooth itself was in a very bad shape. After multiple reconstructions, it became infected again, and the root had a crack. So there was no reason to try and save this tooth. The dentist extracted the tooth and cleaned out the cyst. The procedure itself was totally painless and took about half an hour. I didn't even have much pain afterwards.

Now, as you can see in my other thread, I did have a rather lengthy recovery process - two and a half weeks until I finally felt back to normal. But it was not because of the extraction site - it was healing well. I got a sore throat after the extraction, but this is something I'm prone to. Also, I made matters much worse by constantly panicking and worrying and not sleeping properly.

So I'm sure whatever your dentist recommends you will be fine! Dental cysts are very common, and dentists deal with them all the time. Just don't delay it! I now regret not having this tooth out years ago. I knew something was wrong, but I delayed and delayed. All the time I had a source of infection in my mouth, and the cyst was growing larger, and I was suffering from anxiety. I wish I just had it out a long time ago and saved myself a lot of trouble!
The oral surgeon who sees me for my dental cyst say I need to extract that one tooth with cyst at the root in between, and do a surgical enucleation of my cyst somewhere this year. And the cyst will sent to a lab test to see if it’s cancerous or just a normal cyst. Is yours also enucleation of cyst previously? I googled pictures of enucleation of cyst looks scary.
 
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1-2 cm is pretty small for a cyst. They can grow a whole lot bigger than that!
The oral surgeon who sees me for my dental cyst say I need to extract that one tooth with cyst that located at the root and in between gums, and need to do a surgical enucleation of my cyst somewhere this year. I googled pictures of enucleation of cyst looks scary.
 
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Thank you, it's just that the word cyst came up and after reading this post, we'll it sounded a bit similar. I have an appointment with the dental hospital to see if I'm suitable for student care. Highly unlikely with my worries about dental things, but I will ask about this tooth. It is troublesome with a bad taste near it. I will probably be berated for not cleaning my teeth well enough. I always thought twice daily cleaning was enough.
Maybe is an abcess not cyst for your case. Coz cyst usually don’t have odd taste unless there are so sort of infections occur.
 
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Enucleation isn't too bad, you just feel a sort of scraping, a bit like a scaling. Remember your cyst is pretty small, I expect most of it will come out with the tooth.
 
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