You may know before surgery that your cyst is a dermoid because if it contains teeth as one
-third to one
-half of them do, your doctor may have seen them on an x-ray.
What to Expect When the Doctor Operates
Once surgery is decided upon, you'll have a meeting with your surgeon to discuss the operation and have a physical exam.
Your surgeon will review the reason for your operation, the possible risks, no matter how small, and any possible aftereffects.