When jaw cysts form, there are primarily two causes. Inflammation, but also developmental disorders can lead to this tooth and jaw disease. Since these cysts are made of different materials, a distinction is made here.
In total, there are twelve types of dental issues that are caused by tissue malformations or inflammation. It should also be determined whether or not the cyst was formed from tooth tissue or surrounded by a connective tissue.
In most cases, an X-ray is taken by the dentist to determine a diagnosis. However, the diagnosis can be determined, to a limited extent, when looking at the position of the jaw cyst. To be sure about which cyst type it is, a microscopic examination of the removed tissue is performed.
This tissue sample can also be made before removal. An ultrasound examination or a computed tomography can increase the chances of a correct diagnosis.