ODONTOGENIC CYST AND TUMOUR ( JAW TUMOURS)
The odontogenic cysts are relatively common problem with respect to mandible and maxilla ( lower and upper jaw). They arises from teeth forming cells. These cysts are cavities lined by thinned membrane and contain fluids whereas odontogenic tumours are progressively growing,locally invasive lesions. The commonest cyst which occurs in the oral cavity is radicular cyst followed by dentigerous cyst, globullomaxillary cyst, nasopalatine cyst etc.
All the cyst are surgically managed by the procedure called enucleation along with removal of the involved teeth whereas ondontogenic tumour particularly ameoloblastoma, odontogenic keratocyst (tumour) requires more accuracy, resection, if required reconstruction appropriately.