Bone Grafts in Cysts of the Jaw. A Case Report

2024 • Volume 18 • Issue 1

Camila Cofré Leiva; Liberto Figueroa Colarte; Felipe López Nilo & Edgardo Pineda Taladriz



Jaw cysts are the most common bone lesions in the maxillofacial region. Enucleation of the lesions along with the primary closure of the defects are the optimal treatment nowadays. On some occasions, the resulting bone defect can be so large that it affects the stability of neighboring teeth, compromises the integrity of the bone, or produces a delayed healing that can even prevent complete bone regeneration. It is considered that the lack of regeneration exposes the patient to risk of infection, delay of rehabilitation treatments in areas of high aesthetic demand and loss of dental vitality. To reduce the risk of alterations in complete bone regeneration of cystic cavities, the possibility of filling these defects with bone grafts or other alveolar preservation techniques to promote healing, has been proposed after cyst enucleation. Theoretically, the use of these grafts improves the quality and decreases the bone healing time, allowing the patient to quickly recover the usual functions of the dentoalveolar component, limiting the period of postoperative care that restricts eating, sports or oral rehabilitation. The present work aims to carry out a review of the literature regarding the benefits of the use of bone grafts in the surgical treatment of maxillary cysts and to present a clinical case with the surgical details of this technique.

KEY WORDS: jaw cyst, enucleation, bone grafting, bone regeneration.


How to cite this article

COFRÉ, L. C.; FIGUEROA, C. L. ; LÓPEZ, N. F. & PINEDA, T. E. Bone grafts in cysts of the jaw. A case report. Int. J. Odontostomat., 18(1):66-70, 2024.


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