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The health of your gums can be influenced by several different things. Sometimes emergent wisdom teeth or a damaged tooth can inflame a small area of gum tissue. In some cases, a small dental cyst can fill with fluid.

Common symptoms of a problem like this could include a swelling at the gum line, an area of irritation near a tooth, or a minor discomfort. If you experience any of these symptoms, or you have other concerns about the health of your gums, you should call 918.743.1351 to seek treatment at Dr. Daniel Cannon‘s Tulsa, Oklahoma clinic.

In some cases, a dental cyst is benign or the fluid is otherwise sterile. Unfortunately, some dental cysts cause a significant level of discomfort, and inflammation in the gums. Without treatment, these cysts can lead to other complications.

The course of treatment Dr. Daniel Cannon recommends at his Tulsa, Oklahoma will be based on the dental cyst’s location, size, and other potential complications. Sometimes, Dr. Daniel Cannon can develop a course of treatment that bolsters your body’s natural healing ability to clear up the cyst, without need for invasive procedure.

A more severe dental cyst, that has infected material within or around it, might require surgical intervention.

Dr. Daniel Cannon can often extract a dental cyst in a single outpatient appointment, where you’ll need to be fully sedated. Afterward, you will still feel some lingering sedative effect, so, you’ll need to have someone drive you home, while you fully regain your senses.

Dr. Daniel Cannon might also prescribe post-operative antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, or pain killers. This will vary, depending on the invasiveness of the procedure and the presence of a latent infection.

If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and you are concerned that a dental cyst has formed in your gums, you should call 918.743.1351 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Cannon.