Hi, I had a root canal done over 15 years ago which developed a cyst about a year ago within the bone above where the root canal had been done. The cyst was removed and filled with a bone graft materia and an apicoectomy performed to block off the tooth/root structure. About a month and a half later, my bone rejected the bone grafting and a cyst formed on my outer gums as well. The surgery was redone to remove the bone grafting and the apicoectomy was performed again a bit further down the root structure to avoid any further damage to the tooth. The external cyst was removed and the area was stitched up with no bone grafting in place and a I was sent home on antibiotics.
Since the second surgery, I have now had two more to remove recurring cysts that have formed. I now have a fifth that is forming and have had it with surgery after surgery. Is this normal that they just keep coming back?
The inside of my mouth has built up so much scar tissue on that side and I have nerve damage in my cheek from having to have the surgery redone 4 times over the course of 12 months. I am against having to have this done again a 5th, 6th, 7th, etc. time and it just gets more and more difficult to endure with each procedure.