cysts of the jaws


Case of the Week: Lateral Dentigerous Cyst (CBCT) 4

This week I have an interesting case of a lateral dentigerous cyst to share.  A lateral dentigerous cyst is a dentigerous cyst that is coming off the lateral aspect of a tooth.  As with a typical dentigerous cyst, you will be looking for an enlargement of the dental follicle surrounding […]


Case of the Week: Lateral Periodontal Cyst

This week is a case of a cyst most commonly found as an incidental finding on radiographs; the lateral periodontal cyst. It is most commonly found in the mandibular canine/premolar region. This case shows a well-defined ovoid radiolucent entity between the mandibular left canine and first premolar roots. If you […]


Case of the Week: Radicular / Periapical cyst 2

Now before I get to the actual case I want to make sure that you realize that a radicular/periapical cyst is diagnosed with a histopathological slide and not by radiographs alone.  There are certain features of a radicular/periapical cyst that may cause you to put it higher on a differential […]