FYI... the canine and the incisor are the same tooth just different names. With regard to the "radiographic" cystic area between two teeth.... are either of those teeth root canaled or heavily restored with large fillings or crowns? Are they sure it's a cyst and not a radiopaque image of a bony growth which has grown on the buccal (the cheek side) above the tooth? Sometimes these growths can be seen on xrays.
Most people have a boney lump or bony ridge above their upper canine teeth. Which is normal. Some people have what is called Buccal Exostosis or Tori. This is a normal (benign) bony proturberance that can appear in various areas of the mouth. Sometimes it is located on the buccal side (the cheek side) along the alveolar ridge. Usually above the canines and premolars. They can be in one area or numerous areas. It can be on one side of the mouth or both sides of the mouth.
Here is a picture of buccal exostosis. This person has many along the alveolar ridge.
You can google buccal exostosis pictures for more views of these.
The oral surgeon should be familiar with this type of growths as they are very common. Is there some reason why there would be some pathology associated with this lump.... infection, trauma,.... has the lump appeared suddenly and/or is it growing?
I have many dental patients who have no idea they have these bony growths until I point them out!! Once recognize, they can't help but notice them!
Hope this information helps... hope the bump is nothing
Originally Posted by kesmin
Hi, just after a bit of advice re recovery time,
i noticed a boney lump over my upper canine about 12 weeks ago, went to dentist who took x-rays and referred me to max fax, this lump is completley painless.
consultant wasnt sure what it was, no history of trauma, no infection basically good teeth, there is also a 'cystic' looking area on x-ray between my inscisor and canine, any way he wants to remove part of the boney lump to see what that tells them rather than just wade in, as a nurse i do understand the caution even if the thought of going through my mouth being poked about with twice ( dental phobia!) is a little frustrating.
so next monday i will be having this intial bit done, i have asked my boss for the following day off as my job involves much talking and i would rather not ring in sick at short notice.
today i have covered said shift but the nurse doing it told me her daughter had had something similar where they shaved bone off and she was off work for a week due to swelling and not being able to talk and i'm wondering how likely i'll need more time off than i think!