odontogenic cyst

Odontogenic cyst

An odontogenic cyst is a growth arising from tooth-forming tissues in the bones of the jaw (the mandible and maxilla). While most are benign (non-cancerous), some have the potential to become very large which can damage surrounding structures. What are the most common types of odontogenic cysts? Radicular cyst (periapical cyst): The most common type, …
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Radicular cyst of the jaw

A radicular cyst, also known as a periapical cyst, is the most common type of odontogenic cyst. It typically develops at the apex (tip) of a tooth’s root. Usually, it’s associated with a non-vital (dead) tooth, often as a result of dental decay, trauma, or other factors leading to nerve death in the tooth. How …
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Dentigerous cyst

What is a dentigerous cyst? A dentigerous cyst is a noncancerous growth that forms around the crown of an unerupted tooth. It is considered a type of odontogenic cyst because it develops from cells normally found in the bones of the jaw. Another name for this growth is a follicular cyst. What are the symptoms …
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