Boris is a 6 year old boxer dog with large cysts in both lower jaws. This picture was taken of Boris at the recheck from his cyst removal, happy and back to normal.
Although most patients don’t have any signs of swelling Boris had a large selling and irritation under the right lower jaw as see here with Boris under anesthesia on his back. The swelling is from bone expansion due to the cyst.
This view in the mouth on the right side does not look abnormal.
This is the xray of the right lower jaw. The black is where the cyst has expanded to destroy the bone a any support for the teeth
There was no swelling or visual abnormality with the left jaw however the same process is occurring there.
Surgical removal of the cyst and all of the affected teeth is the treatment for this condition. The open surgical site is seen here. One entire wall of the bone has been destroyed.
Boris’ right jaw after closure of the surgical site. New bone will replace the void left by the cyst by 3 months postop.