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Conservative Treatment of Dentigerous Cysts in Childhood

Timuçin Baykul, Müge Çina Aksoy, Gülperi Koçer, Gülsün Yildirim, Doğan Dolanmaz

Citation Information : Baykul T, Aksoy MÇ, Koçer G, Yildirim G, Dolanmaz D. Conservative Treatment of Dentigerous Cysts in Childhood. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2014; 3 (1):14-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1061

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



Developmental odontogenic jaw cysts are generally connected with impacted or unerupted teeth. The conservative treatment options of these types of cysts will be presented.

Study design

In this study 17 cases operated in Süleyman Demirel and Selcuk Universities Faculty of Dentistry were included. The data of the cases were documented with respect to age, sex, localization, symptoms, presence of unerupted teeth on panoramic radiographs. The cysts were treated with marsupialization with an obturator made of acrylic resin in nine patients and a tube drain in eight patients to keep the window open.

Results and conclusion

Marsupialization was evaluated as extremely effective in 15 patients, the cysts completely disappeared and the permanent teeth were erupted, in two patients the cysts disappeared but the teeth were not erupted.

Enucleation, marsupialization or their combination are the conventional treatment options of the jaw cysts. Large cysts may localize nearby the important anatomical structures or may involve unerupted permanent teeth. These kind of cysts may be treated with marsupialization in order to protect these anatomical structures or to allow the eruption of the permanent teeth.

Marsupialization should be considered as an effective conservative treatment method of the jaw cysts during mixed dentition in the childhood.

How to cite this article

Aksoy MÇ, Koçer G, Yildirim G, Baykul T, Dolanmaz D. Conservative Treatment of Dentigerous Cysts in Childhood. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2014;3(1):14-18.

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