Eruption cyst a benign cyst of oral cavity which is seen on the soft tissue covering the erupting teeth. This is commonly seen in babies and very rarely seen in adults. These are bluish in color and consists of clear pale colured fluid.
This is caused due to the accumulation of fluid in between the tooth and the gums. Once the tooth erupts it pierces and breaks the cyst. And in few days the gum will get back to normal.
How long do eruption cysts last???
Eruption cysts may start appearing in the oral cavity from 3-4 days prior to the eruption of teeth in the oral and it remains 2-3 days after the eruption. It normally subsides by its own along with the eruption of tooth. Surgical intervention is needed only if it is causing any infection, pain and discomfort or failure in eruption of tooh.
- It can be left untreated as it will subside immediately after the tooth is erupted.
- It can be drained off and cleared under local anaesthesia
Here is a case which was treated by
Dr. Sunil Richardson in Star Care Hospital, Muscat.