Gingival cyst

Newborn/infants:

Pathogenesis

  • Dental lamina remnants – proliferation – small keratinized cysts

Common in neonates

Clinical

  • Small swellin on alveolar mucosa
  • Varying color: White – grey white – yellow

Prognosis

  • Not harmful, break up by themselves

Adult:

Pathogenesis

  • Dental lamina remnants
  • Implantation of epithelia during gingival treatment procedure

Clinical

  • Uncommon
  • Small
  • Uninflammatory
  • Gingival swelling
  • Bluish color

Common site

  • Mandible

Management

  • Excisional biopsy

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