A 33-year-old female asked:
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how common is osteomyelitis in the upper jaw after a tooth extraction of a molar & root canal of a premolar next to each other. endo saying i have osteomylitis & oral surgeon saying cracked rc. what are the symptoms of osteomylitis & cracked rc?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Bone Infection: You are dealing with two specialists who should reach out to each other to help solve the cause of this infection. If it is from the extracted tooth, then a simple antibiotic should clear things up. If after a course of antibiotics your issues remain, then it's probably a cracked tooth since antibiotics will not fix a cracked tooth. This is a simplified explanation, hard to diagnose sight unseen.
Answered on Jul 26, 2019
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Either or both specialists may have a Cone Beam CAT Scan that may be helpful in the diagnostic process.
Jul 26, 2019

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