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An emergent tooth or other factors that distressed the periodontal tissues can sometimes lead to a localized build-up of fluid in the gums. Also known as a dental cyst, they can cause discomfort and other potential complications.

Most dental cysts cause swelling at the gumline, or irritation near a tooth. Early signs often manifest as a noticeable area of discoloration in the affected gum tissues. Sometimes the discomfort can sometimes be significant, which can be distressing.

If you have noticed a problem like this with your gums, you should have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Bret Cope or Dr. Radley Robins. After a comprehensive examination to assess the nature and severity of the issue with the periodontal tissues they will present you with a treatment plan.

Most dental cysts are benign and have no bacterial presence. Your body can often absorb them on its own.

In a case where the fluid within the dental cyst has a bacterial presence, our dentist might recommend draining it or excising a small amount of the irritated tissue. Once this is done they might provide you with a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication which will need to be taken as directed.

If you live in the The Woodlands, Texas, area and you have noticed something abnormal with your gums, you should call 281-363-3308 to have it examined and treated at Sterling Ridge Dental Center.