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Tooth cyst :( anyone had one?

(20 Posts)
Emilycreaven999 Sat 28-Dec-13 19:41:50

Thanks for the replies
My appt is Monday so fingers crossed!

Grotbagstwin Fri 27-Dec-13 17:57:37

My bone was hard as the cyst was within the bone not on top of it, it had grown so much it had no where else to grow so discoloured all the bone and yellow spots had appeared all over the gum in the area.
I would call dentist and raise your worries even if it is just to put your mind at ease

Emilycreaven999 Fri 27-Dec-13 09:19:28

No he isnt

kilmuir Fri 27-Dec-13 01:50:48

Is your brother a dentist?

Emilycreaven999 Wed 25-Dec-13 08:49:44

Thanks very much.
Did it feel very hard?
My brother is convinced it isn't a cyst at all, he had osteomylitis last year ( of the spine ) and mirrors me that a bone infection has very similar signs

Grotbagstwin Tue 24-Dec-13 23:29:46

And as far as I know (at least dental surgeries around here) They all refer for cyst removal it isn't done by a normal dentist, I was given option of GA on the first one but to be put to sleep is an extra 6 month wait here, this time I had a private consultant as I needed it done quickly in case my veneers need re doing as I am getting married and want it sorted before then.
Please try not to worry about it, if you have pain it will be a relief to get it all over with, I felt better straight away.

Grotbagstwin Tue 24-Dec-13 23:24:19

When they got in it has fed through the bone, it was all discoloured it was all fine though, he said such a tiny % are. Just saying biopsy doesn't mean they think it is cancerous, my first one was larger but hadn't grown in the same way as the second and there was no hint that he thought there was anything sinister but it was still biopsied.

Emilycreaven999 Tue 24-Dec-13 22:22:52

Why did they think cancerous?

Grotbagstwin Tue 24-Dec-13 22:14:40

I have recently had two cysts removed, I was awake for both (but very dosed up) they biopsy as standard, the one I had removed a few weeks ago took double the time to remove as it looked quite bad in there, he was sure it was cancerous but thankfully it was all clear.
My only advice is to take ipod or some sort of music as the noise isn't pleasant (forgot ipod on last visit) it heals very quickly, The last one was at the front of my mouth so my upper lip was huge and black with bruising but all was fine within 5 days.
The relief now it is all over is fantastic as I was in agony for a few months.

Emilycreaven999 Tue 24-Dec-13 22:05:55

I'm not sure I can do that as am using an iPhone o use the internet not a laptop.
Didn't really think about the email address, pretty panicked as you can probably tell so that didnt really enter my head sad

bonzo77 Tue 24-Dec-13 20:45:30

Can you save the X-ray as a PDF then post to your profile? Maybe report that last post and get it deleted: not sure you want your personal email here. Actually I'm going to report for you. Pm me on here and I'll look at it.

Emilycreaven999 Tue 24-Dec-13 19:51:34

I have an email of the x ray if anyone has any knowledge and would be prepared to take a look I would be eternally grateful!
Please PM me [edited by MNHQ] if anyone can help and I will forward it to you.
It was the dentengerious cyst the dentist was pointing at however seems quite unsure that it still could be a very deep infected abscess hence why I'm so worried and confused now that I have to wait all over Xmas / new year to get the hospital referral

bonzo77 Tue 24-Dec-13 19:26:16

on an xray a cyst tends to have a well defined edge, often a white line. Like willdo said, they're often associated with a root that has previously had an infection. A chronic abcess can have a similar appearance: well defined but without the white edge. Something cancerous is growing more rapidly and has fuzzy edges. The dentist will recognize the difference, especially if they know your history. TBH if it turns out to be a chronic abcess you may not need surgery, root canal treatment done well can solve it.

Willdoitinaminute Tue 24-Dec-13 19:03:35

Did he show you the cyst on an xray? If it was round in shape and at the tip of a root then it will probably be a dentigerous cyst and the result of chronic irritation in this area due to low grade infection. These are by far the most common cyst and apart from becoming infected and causing pain are relatively harmless. They develop without causing symptoms and are usually found when having routine xrays. The fact that you have had symptoms of an abscess suggest that the lesion is actually a chronic abscess rather than a cyst. A large chronic abscess is often mistaken for a cyst.

Emilycreaven999 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:57:15

Well the dentist didn't say it def wasn't anything serious just that he's pretty sure it's a cyst!
What are the differences? Would I know if it was cancer?1

Mrsmorton Mon 23-Dec-13 20:21:12

It's usually fairly easy to say it's a cyst rather than something else based on x rays and symptoms. They have different characteristics.
Is it around a normal tooth or one that has had lots of treatment?

You can certainly ask for sedation, it's impossible to say as some surgeons would want you under GA but you should voice your wishes for sure

youarewinning Mon 23-Dec-13 20:11:22

I had one left after an abscess. It keep getting infected, had route canal done. Was going to be referred to hospital to remove it but where it was it pressed in my sinuses and when I had a cold it burst. Had tooth removed now and it healed really quickly.

Cysts are generally harmless and biopsies can show what bacteria or cells formed it.

Emilycreaven999 Mon 23-Dec-13 20:08:18

I'm a bit worried its more than a cyst.
Would I know if it was a tumour rather than a cyst?
The dentist mentioned a biopsy and more x rays to be done at the dental dept at the hospital.
Also, the removal procedure looks pretty bad sad can it be done under sedation rather than being put out?
I just done really understand it, it came out of nowhere last weekend, the antibiotics prescribed for an " abscess " has brought it down but now it's harder and being called a cyst,
Very unsure about it all to be honest

Mrsmorton Mon 23-Dec-13 19:37:13

Cysts aren't too much to be worried about, if it's not been spotted before now then it's probably not huge. It. can be hard to say what sort until you look at it under a microscope.

What are you worried about precisely? If you say then I can offer more specific info otherwise it's all a bit generic.

Emilycreaven999 Mon 23-Dec-13 17:27:17

Hi all,
Has anyone had one?
Just back from the dentist to check my progress on an " abscess " and it's not an abscess after all, but a cyst.
Not sure what type and hospital referall has been done sad

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