Care at Mayo Clinic for jaw tumors and cysts

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota work closely with one another and with other specialists, including medicine and dentistry, at Mayo to provide comprehensive care to people with jaw tumors and cysts.

Having all of this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that your test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination, and highly specialized experts work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the approach that best suits your needs and goals.

In addition, when needed, Mayo offers supportive care from professionals such as dietitians, speech therapists, swallowing therapists, physical therapists, and specialists who make artificial replacements for missing teeth or other damaged natural structures in the mouth (prosthodontists).

In some cases, experts in otorhinolaryngology (ENT)/head and neck surgery, available at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, may perform the surgery.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota includes a full range of diagnostic, outpatient and inpatient services. Mayo Clinic patients have access to the latest imaging and diagnostic tools available. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will usually oversee your care at Mayo.

Treatment options for jaw tumors and cysts vary, depending on the type of lesion you have, the lesion's stage of growth and your symptoms. In rare cases, medications may help, but treatment usually requires surgical management.

A pathologist examines the removed tissue during surgery and reports a diagnosis during the procedure so that the surgeon can act on this information immediately.

Examples of jaw tumors and cysts treated at Mayo Clinic include:

  • Adenomatoid odontogenic tumor
  • Ameloblastoma
  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor
  • Cementoblastoma
  • Central giant cell granuloma
  • Dentigerous cyst
  • Odontogenic keratocyst
  • Odontogenic myxoma
  • Odontoma
  • Ossifying fibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Squamous odontogenic tumor

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's experts provide comprehensive care for adults and children with jaw tumors and cysts.

  • Experience and teamwork. Mayo Clinic's oral and maxillofacial surgery experts have significant experience in diagnosing and treating jaw tumors, including complex reconstruction. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons comprehensively manage the treatment of people with jaw tumors and cysts, performing surgical tumor removal and reconstruction, including microvascular free tissue transfer if needed. In some cases, experts in head and neck surgery may perform the surgery.
  • Latest techniques and technologies. Mayo Clinic experts treat people who have jaw tumors with the help of sophisticated imaging and advanced surgical techniques such as computer-assisted surgical navigation.
  • Expert, personalized care. With extensive expertise in treating jaw tumors and cysts, including the most complicated cases, Mayo Clinic specialists provide a customized treatment plan.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Dec. 11, 2018