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Dental cysts are slowly developing deviations in oral and periodontal tissues. They can vary in severity and most are filling with a fluid. Some are completely benign and can be managed by your own immune system, while other might be linked to a more serious oral health problem.

Early symptoms typically involve a swelling at the gumline, irritation near a distressed tooth, or a discolored area in your gums. In a situation like this, you should schedule an appointment at Dr. Michael Shnayder’s clinic. In a brief amount of time he can assess the nature and severity of the dental cyst and determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

Sometimes the fluid within a dental cyst is completely sterile. In many of these cases, your body’s own immune system will gradually absorb them. If necessary Dr. Michael Shnayder might provide you with a prescription for antibiotics or another applicable medication to help speed your healing.

Some dental cysts can become infected or traumatize the surrounding soft tissues. The course of treatment Dr. Michael Shnayder recommends will be based on the dental cyst’s location, size, and potential infection.

Treatment of an infected dental cyst might require surgical intervention. In most of these cases, Dr. Michael Shnayder can excise the dental cyst in a single outpatient appointment. Dr. Michael Shnayder might also prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, or pain medication, to help knock out any lingering infection while helping you remain comfortable.

If you live in the Omaha, Nebraska, area and you are suspect a dental cyst has formed in your mouth you should call 402-317-5657 to seek diagnosis and treatment at Village Pointe Oral Surgery.