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Enucleation means shelling out the entire cystic lesion without rupture. This procedure is usually indicated for a small cyst, which can be done when the vital structures are not involved.

The main advantage to enucleation is that pathologic examination of the entire cyst can be undertaken. Another advantage is that the initial excisional biopsy (i.e., enucleation) has also appropriately treated the lesion. The patient does not have to care for a marsupial cavity with constant irrigations.

Once the mucoperiosteal access flap has healed, the patient is no longer bothered by the cystic cavity.

Cystic Enucleation Technique

  • The gum flap of the concerned region is lifted.
  • Tooth extraction of the involved tooth is done.
  • If needed, a window through the jaw bone is created for access.
  • A thin blade curette is used to cleave the cystic lining from the bony cavity.
  • The socket is inspected and any remnants are removed.
  • A watertight closure is done.
  • Eventually, this cavity, filled with blood, gets organized into bone.
  • For large cyst cavities, an external pressure dressing is given and is removed after 24 to 48 hours to reduce swelling and the size of the blood clot.
  • Formation of bone takes place in 6 to 12 months.

Most surgical services at MALO DENTAL can be performed under Local Anaesthesia, General Anaesthesia or intravenous sedation. (as requested by nervous patients)

For more information please contact MALO DENTAL Singapore at Nuffield Dental Seletar 6481 4261, Nuffield Dental Kovan – 6281 4313, The Dental Implant Centre Raffles Place 6532 2644, Nuffield Dental Serangoon Gardens – 6280 7909, Nuffield Dental Simpang Bedok – 6702 3238, Nuffield Dental Siglap – 6636 1303, Smile Makers Dental Clinic Novena - 6397 2739, Nuffield Dental HarbourFront - 6264 0422.

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