Systematic Interpretation of Common Dental Radiographs Episode 11: Abnormal Acquired Cysts
Dr. Bob Wood continues his series of presentations on the systematic interpretation of common dental radiographs. After presenting on infections of the jaw, Dr. Wood speaks about abnormal acquired cysts.
- A typical cyst is usually found in the tooth bearing parts of the jaw. The location of the cyst may sometimes indicate its nature.
- Cysts are almost universally radiolucent, and their epicenter is the center of a balloon, if you think of their growth mechanism as a balloon-like expansion.
- They're in most cases well demarcated unless they're infected; and if they have been in the jaw for a long period of tine, they often have a cortex.
- Be aware that by the time you see a patient with a cyst, the cause of that cyst might be gone. A rotten tooth which may have caused the cyst might have fallen already.
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Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
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Watch Previous Episodes in the Series
- View Episode 1: A Systematic Approach to Using Radiology in the Dental Practice
- View Episode 2: Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Taking Radiographs
- View Episode3: Dental Radiography: Tools of the Trade
- View Episode 4: Systematic Interpretation of Common Dental Radiographs
- View Episode 5: Seeing vs. Observing Pantomographs
- View Episode 6: Maximizing Your Diagnostic Yield
- View Episode 7: Not Caries, Not Perio Disease, Then What is it?
- View Episode 8: Using the Observation Checklist to Reach a Differential Diagnosis
- View Episode 9: Systematic Interpretation of Common Dental Radiographs: Sussing Out the Four Remaining Cases
- View Episode 10: Systematic Interpretation of Common Dental Radiographs: Infections of the Jaw