Cysts and lesions of the jaw can vary significantly in terms of size and appearance. Many of them are also benign, but they can be detrimental to your oral health and quality of life.
This type of cyst develops when a tooth is unable to complete the eruption process. It is characterised by a fluid-filled sac that forms in the jaw and soft tissues. The exact cause is unknown, and the condition most commonly affects patients in their 20s or 30s.
Most often found in the lower jaw near the third molars, an odontogenic keratocyst is slow-growing and benign. Left untreated, however, it can be destructive to local structures.
This rare jaw disorder is characterised by abnormal tissue growth. Generally, these cysts are not malignant, but can be quite aggressive in the involved areas.