What is the Procedure of Jaw Cyst Surgery ?
Small jaw cysts can be removed completely as a simple day-care procedure performed under local anesthesia. It involves raising a small gum flap and / or a small amount of bone covering the cyst followed by complete removal of the cyst.
Large cysts are generally treated as a two-stage procedure. The first step is for diagnosis and involves a small surgery to take a small part of the cyst for biopsy. Based on this diagnosis, the second surgery is performed to treat the cyst, either by decompression (creating a window in the cyst wall), enucleation (complete cyst removal) or resection (rarely for severe cases).
These surgeries are almost always performed from inside the oral cavity, leaving no scars on the face.