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Exactly Ameloblastoma Unicystic
Hi my name Traci, I have had Ameloblastoma twice and this second time it's not going so well for me. My face constantly stay swelling and the pain is?
I am sorry:
For your troubles...I myself suffer from osteonecrosis of the jaw and I completely understand how upsetting chronic recurring mouth/dental issues are! HOWEVER stick to your EXPERTS (Oral Surgery/Oral Oncologists) and make sure you are being seen BY THE BEST (Your PCP or Oral Care Provider is the best source for info)
Good Luck and BE WELL
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Do I need to find an oral surgeon who specializes in ameloblastoma surgery? I was just diagnosed with ameloblastoma last month, an the oral surgeon I was referred to does not list ameloblastoma surgery as a specialty. This seems like it could be a life-al
Maxilofacial surgeons are the professionals treating these conditions.
Among them are sub- specialties, specializing in oncology.
You should look for a maxilofacial oncologist.
Good luck! ...Read more
In 2009, "probable odontoma" found on xray. Ref to OS, he also thinks odontoma. Upper jaw, small, stays same. Could it be ameloblastoma? I read about it....
Not an ameloblastoma:
The only way to positively confirm diagnosis is to have the lesion removed and biopsied with a pathologist. It is most likely NOT an ameloblastoma due to the small and unchanging presentation. Ameloblastomas are very aggressive benign tumors. ...Read more
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Keeping head back to swallow etc ...Read more
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