Jaw tumors and cysts are uncommon formations or lesions that arise within the jawbone or the soft tissues of the mouth and facial region. These growths, categorized as odontogenic or nonodontogenic based on their origin, can exhibit diverse sizes and degrees of severity. Although typically benign, jaw tumors and cysts have the potential to be locally aggressive, leading to bone, tissue, and teeth displacement or destruction.
The approach to treating jaw tumors and cysts depends on factors like the specific type of growth, its developmental stage, and the associated symptoms. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons specializing in mouth, jaw, and facial conditions can address these issues through surgical intervention, medical therapy, or a combination thereof, tailored to the individual case. Their expertise ensures effective management and potentially includes surgical removal, medical treatment, or a strategic blend of both modalities.