Sublingual cyst excision

In an excision, the infected material is drained and the cyst is removed. Because an excision is a complex procedure that requires a deeper cut than an incision and drainage, it is usually done at an outpatient surgical center or hospital underĀ general anesthesia.

After the cyst and infected tissue are removed, the wound may be closed with stitches or sutures (closed method) or left open and packed with surgical gauze (open method). If the wound is packed with gauze, the gauze is changed daily until the wound heals.