A 40-year-old member asked:
what are symptoms of osteonecrosis of the jaw?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
Exposed bone: Osteonecrosis of the jaw can be from a variety of medical issues. Meaning, dead bone, osteonecrosis can be a result of radiation, certain medications or chronic infection. Symptoms can range from a constant draining of an abscess through the skin to exposed painless bone in the mouth. See your oral and maxillofacial surgeon if you are concerned. This is a very serious condition.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Pain swelling: Pain, swelling, exposed bone. Causes radiation of jaw vs certain bone building medications. See oral surgeon ASAP for exam/diagnosis/treatment.
Pain Management 36 years experience
Bone exposure: Jaw pain, infection, swelling and numb jaw. See OMS for management.
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
A 22-year-old member asked:
What is osteonecrosis of the jaw?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
A drug side-effect: The drugs for osteoporosis and metastatic bone cancer called bisphosphonates (includes fosamax, actonel, boniva, reclast, (zoledronic acid) zometa, aredia) are associated with a side-effect where part of the bone of the jaw dies, the gum sloughs off, and bone shows where the gum was lost. It is treatable but not always curable. It has also been found with bevicizumab, an anti-cancer drug, and after jaw radiation.
A 41-year-old member asked:
I was wondering what are symptoms of osteonecrosis of the jaw?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
Osteonecrosis of jaw: Onj- the exposure of mandibular or maxillary bone through lesions in the gingiva that does not heal; pain and inflammation of the surrounding soft tissues, and possibly secondary infection or drainage.
Last updated May 12, 2017
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