dental care


Question by  sarah22 (9)

What is the cause of an oral cyst?

There is a cyst in my mouth, and I need to know if I should have it checked out. Could it be a sign of something serious?


Answer by  beautyofarose (76)

The cause of cysts in the mouth is not known. A majority of the oral cysts are not cancerous. If you still have concerns about the oral cyst, then go to your dentist. Dentists do a routine screening of your enire mouth (not just teeth) to detect any abnormalities inside of your mouth.


Answer by  LeeAnn (67)

A cyst is a sac or pouch that forms under the skin or in bone. Oral cysts are found in the head or neck. The most common oral cyst found in the mouth is from an infection in the tooth pulp or nerve, which is typically caused by decay. Usually cysts are removed by an oral surgeon under local anesthesia.


Answer by  fred73 (39)

Oral cysts may be benign, such as a canker sore, or it may indicate a more serious condition. Any sore that lingers should be checked out by a doctor.


Answer by  leilalee (67)

There are some cysts that can have metastatic changes and lead to cancer. The severity of a cyst can only be determined by a dentist. See one soon!

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