A 39-year-old female asked:
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so how do you know if jaw has osteomyelitis? was told i have infection but need root canals which may/may not help. had oral cancer 7 year ago

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Osteomyelitis: If you had x-ray or chemical treatments for your oral cancer, there is a risk of bone compromise. See an Endodontist to evaluate the necessity and efficacy of root canal treatment. See an Oral Surgeon to evaluate integrity of your bone. With your history evaluation by both of these specialists is warranted.
Answered on Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. Lucas Bryant
8 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
You will need a higher level of care for diagnosis. Osteomyelitis is diagnosed by MRI with a special contrast, it's better than CT scan which you may also get. With your story, osteoradionecrosis should be ruled out. Would not get more dental work without consulting oral surgeon or ENT first.
Apr 14, 2017

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