Gingival cyst of the adult

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The gingival cyst of the adult is a cyst which arises from the rest cells of the dental lamina. It is most common in the mandible near the canines and premolars. Middle-aged adults are more likely to be affected. It appears as a bluish swelling on attached gingiva or interdental papilla.


  • Kahn, Michael A. Basic Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Volume 1. 2001.