Dentigerous cysts develop from follicular epithelium, and follicular epithelium has greater potential for growth, differentiation, and degeneration. Occasionally, other more ominous lesions arise within the walls of the dentigerous cyst, including mucoepidermoid carcinoma
arising from mucous cells within the cyst walls, ameloblastoma
and squamous cell carcinoma
. dentigerous cysts also can become quite large and can place the patient at risk for pathologic jaw fracture
. Please follow your surgeon's advise regarding surgery. Surgery becomes necessary keeping in mind the complications of the cyst if left untreated.