Eruption cyst is a benign cyst of the 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 colored fluid. Eruption cyst may start appearing in the oral cavity from 3-4 days prior to the eruption of teeth.
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 a 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 the tooth. Surgical intervention is needed only if it is causing an infection, pain, and discomfort or failure in an eruption of the tooth.
- It can be left untreated as it will subside immediately after the tooth has erupted.
- It can be drained off and cleared under local anesthesia
Here is a case which was treated by
Dr. Sunil Richardson in Star Care Hospital, Muscat.