Dental cysts and Emergency Dentist
Have you ever heard the term cyst from an emergency dentist? The first thing you need to do is calm down. Many cysts, at the beginning of the formation, are free of infection. If your dental cyst is treated in time, you will not have any problems with your oral health. However, if the cyst is not treated, the emergency dentist will prescribe specific treatments.
What Is a Dental Cyst?
The cyst is very similar to a closed sac. What is inside the bag will be different for each patient. Inside some cysts, air, soft tissue, and others are filled with fluid that may form near or around the teeth. Failure to treat the complication can lead to serious oral health problems.
Why Are Cysts Formed?
Tooth cysts may form at the tip of the dead tooth root. Also, it may form around the root or crown of the impacted tooth. Trauma or tooth infection is the primary cause of cyst formation, so it is more common in dead teeth. Improper dental growth and some rare genetic syndromes are other causes of this complication.
Where is it found?
There are different types of cysts.
– Periapical cysts: These cysts form at the tip of the root and are usually caused by trauma, cracks in the teeth, or decay that infects or kills the tooth nerve.
– Dentigerous cysts: These cysts grow around the latent or semi-grown teeth, especially the wisdom teeth.
– Keratocysts: These cysts are usually caused by trauma or genetic issues. These cysts are very aggressive and have a high recurrence rate even after surgery.
– Periodontal cyst: This type of cyst occurs as a result of advanced periodontal disease and is therefore bacterial in nature.
As mentioned earlier, when a cyst forms, it is mostly infection-free and painless. Cysts are sometimes seen on clinical examination but are often seen on radiographs in the emergency dental clinic.
What Are the Possible Complications of the Cyst?
As you probably know, teeth react to pressure. For example, this type of reaction is used in orthodontics to create smooth teeth and a beautiful smile. An untreated and growing cyst puts unwanted pressure on the tooth and has the opposite effect. In other words, untreated cysts can disrupt teeth’ alignment, change the way they chew and digest food, and weaken the jawbone by moving the tooth. In advanced and acute cases of undiagnosed cysts, the jawbone is at risk of fracture, and other complications are possible.
Besides, the cyst may become infected and eventually become a tooth abscess. This bacterial infection may spread throughout the body and threaten the patient’s life.
How Is a Dental Cyst Treated?
Treatment of the cyst first requires a thorough examination by the emergency dentist. The type of treatment depends on the type of cyst and its location. A cyst that forms at the root of a tooth needs an emergency root canal.
But if the cyst has been in the mouth for a long time and now the immune system has reacted to it, the cyst will swell, and the patient will have toothache and allergies. This is where emergency root canal treatment or tooth extraction is the only possible option.