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Bone Cyst

A bone cyst or dentigerous cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is associated with an impacted tooth.

What you need to know…
  • Dentigerous cysts occur in pets with impacted teeth.
  • Will destroy bone, cause tooth loss and weaken the jaw.

How a BONE CYST may look:

bone cyst
Missing PM1 & PM2

dental x-ray cyst
Dental x-Ray showing cyst around the crown of PM1 tooth


Possible Therapy / Treatment:

Treatment involves dental x-rays, surgical extraction of the impacted tooth and any affected teeth. The cystic lining must be completely removed and biopsied. The oral surgical site is closed with absorbable sutures to attain good healing.

Learn more about bone cyst:

Dentigerous cysts occur in pets with impacted teeth.  These cysts will silently destroy bone, result in tooth loss and can weaken the jaw sometimes resulting in a fracture. Treatment involves dental x-rays, surgical removal of the impacted tooth and any affected teeth.  The cystic lining must be completely removed and biopsied. The oral surgical site is closed with absorbable sutures to attain good healing

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