Jaw tumours and cysts, otherwise referred to as odontogenic or nonodontogenic, depending on origin can vary greatly in size and severity. They are commonly discovered incidentally by dentists when taking dental radiographs. Patients with unknown, new or progressively enlarging cysts should be referred urgently for diagnostic evaluation. Majority are noncancerous (benign) but some can be aggressive and expand, displace or destroy surrounding bone, tissue and teeth.

Surgery time: 10-45minutes depending type of surgery (biopsy/ marsupialisation/ enucleation)

Type of anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia (depending on type of surgery needed)

Recovery time: 3-7days (depending on surgery)

Case Example: RIGHT angle mandible cyst