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5 Signs You Might Have a Dental Cyst

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Dental cysts are small pockets of fluid that can develop in your mouth, and they can be caused by issues such as dying teeth, poorly aligned teeth and poor oral hygiene. They don't always require treatment, but complications can arise. As such, it makes sense to see your dentist without delay if you suspect you have a dental cyst.

Here are just five common warning signs to watch out for. 

1. Pain or Discomfort 

Some cysts will not cause any discomfort, but any inflammation can create pain. You're most likely to experience pain around the affected tooth and surrounding tissues. Placing any pressure on an inflamed dental cyst will often result in more acute pain, so you may find that chewing and swallowing become difficult. In some cases, cysts may also result in greater sensitivity to temperature changes.

2. Swelling 

Cysts often create a certain level of swelling that grows worse if they become inflamed, so you may notice one part of your gums becoming swollen or taking on a red tinge. Swelling often occurs around a tooth, so you may feel as if one of your teeth has suddenly been placed under added pressure.

3. Lumps

While dental cysts can produce general swelling, you may also be able to feel the cyst itself before any noticeable swelling develops. Cysts often feel like slightly raised ridges or bumps along your gums, and they tend to give a little when pressed with a fingertip or your tongue due to the fluid inside. Such lumps may also be signs of a dental abscess. It can be difficult to tell the difference, but either issue should be checked by your dentist.

4. Numbness

In some cases, a dental cyst will develop in a position that causes it to press on a nerve. When this happens, you may start to notice that part of your face feels numb. Since any inflammation around a nerve can be a serious concern, it's important to see a dentist as soon as possible if any numbness in your face or mouth starts to develop.

5. Loose or Displaced Teeth

As cysts fill with fluid, they can create enough pressure on surrounding teeth to move them slightly out of alignment, especially when a cyst develops between two teeth. As such, teeth may be displaced to the point where gaps appear between them. In some cases, affected teeth will even start to feel slightly loose.

Speak to your dentist to learn more. 


6 April 2023