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Dental cysts differ from oral abscesses in that they can sometimes be benign and free of infection. They can be caused by several different things, such as an emerging tooth, recent trauma to the gums, or a nearby distressed tooth.

Common dental cyst symptoms could include a swelling at the gumline, irritation near a tooth, or an area of discoloration in your gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call (757) 544-9192 to seek treatment at Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray ‘s clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Sometimes the fluid within a dental cyst is sterile and benign. However, some dental cysts can become infected or traumatize the surrounding soft tissues. The course of treatment Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray recommends will be based on the dental cyst’s location, size, and other potential infection.

In certain cases, Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray will recommend course of treatment designed to bolsters your body’s natural ability to heal. In time, this can help clear the dental cyst without any invasive treatment.

A more severe dental cyst with an accompanying infection might require surgical intervention. In most of these cases, Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray can excise the dental cyst in a single outpatient appointment. Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray might also prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, or pain medication

If you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area and you are concerned that a dental cyst has formed in your gums, you should call (757) 544-9192 to seek treatment at Oral Surgery of Tidewater.