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Jaw Cyst Removal

Jaw cyst removal, also known as odontogenic cystectomy, is a precise surgical procedure aimed at extracting cysts from the jaw area. These cysts, often unnoticed until they cause significant discomfort or disruption, can affect both the function and aesthetics of the jaw and surrounding structures. At St John & Elizabeth Hospital, our dedicated oral and maxillofacial team is renowned for their expertise in diagnosing and treating these conditions, ensuring a patient-centred approach to care that prioritises safety, comfort, and recovery.

Also known as: odontogenic cystectomy, oral cyst removal

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Everything You Need to Know

Jaw cysts can arise due to various reasons, including infections, genetic conditions, or developmental issues. Left untreated, these cysts can lead to pain, swelling, and even the weakening of the jawbone. Our clinic employs the latest in diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques to provide effective treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Our approach encompasses not just the removal of the cyst but also strategies for rehabilitation and prevention of recurrence, ensuring a comprehensive path to oral health.

Before Surgery

Initial Consultation

Your treatment journey begins with an in-depth consultation with our oral surgeons. This meeting is crucial for discussing your symptoms, reviewing your medical and dental history, and understanding your treatment expectations. Based on this discussion, we craft a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific condition and concerns.

Diagnostic Assessments

Accurate diagnosis is fundamental to effective treatment. You may undergo various diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans, to determine the exact size, location, and nature of the cyst. These assessments are essential for planning a precise and safe surgical procedure.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Once a treatment plan is in place, we will guide you through the preparation process. This might include dietary guidelines, medication adjustments, or other preparatory steps specific to your situation. Our team ensures you are fully informed and ready for the upcoming procedure.

During Surgery

The removal of a jaw cyst is a delicate process that our skilled surgeons perform with the utmost care. Treatment may involve:

Surgical Removal

The procedure typically requires the careful excision of the cyst, followed by measures to preserve or restore the jawbone’s integrity. Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce recovery time and discomfort.

Bone Grafting (if needed)

In cases where the cyst has caused significant bone loss, a bone graft may be necessary to rebuild the jawbone. Our team will discuss all available options with you, including the use of synthetic or natural grafting materials.

Post-Surgical Care

Following the removal of the cyst, we focus on managing pain, preventing infection, and ensuring a smooth healing process. Our comprehensive aftercare plan includes detailed instructions for at-home care, medication management, and follow-up appointments.

After Surgery

Recovery from jaw cyst removal varies depending on the cyst’s size and location, as well as the specific surgical techniques used. We provide:

  • Personalised advice for post-operative care at home.
  • Recommendations for dietary adjustments and activities to avoid during recovery.
  • Scheduled follow-up visits to monitor healing and address any concerns.

Appointment and Treatment Plan


Initial Consultation

Meet with our oral surgery team to discuss your symptoms, concerns, and treatment options.


Personalised Treatment Plan

Receive a custom-tailored plan outlining your diagnosis, proposed surgical approach, and recovery strategy.


Pre-Op Assessment

Undergo comprehensive diagnostic assessments to ensure optimal preparation for your procedure.


The Procedure

Experience expert care as our team performs the jaw cyst removal with precision and attention to your comfort and safety.


Aftercare and Recovery

Benefit from our dedicated support during your recovery, including follow-up visits and guidance for at-home care.

Top Tips

  • Follow all pre- and post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Eat a balanced, soft diet as recommended to avoid discomfort during recovery.
  • Do not hesitate to contact our team with any questions or concerns during your recovery process.