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Is it possible to can get an abscess/infection on the jaw-bone even if the tooth is extracted?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

An impacted tooth can cause debris and bacteria to collect around the gum and infection can then set in.
Over time infection around the tooth can spread to and infect the adjacent bone (osteomyelitis).

In brief: Yes.

An impacted tooth can cause debris and bacteria to collect around the gum and infection can then set in.
Over time infection around the tooth can spread to and infect the adjacent bone (osteomyelitis).
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Another possibility is that a piece of bone was left loose in the socket after the extraction.
Some health conditions predispose to a delay healing and recurrent infections as diabetes and osteoradionecrosis.

In brief: Yes

Another possibility is that a piece of bone was left loose in the socket after the extraction.
Some health conditions predispose to a delay healing and recurrent infections as diabetes and osteoradionecrosis.
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If there is residual infection that is not treated or tooth fragments are present from an incomplete extraction, the infection can possibly spread to the jaw bone.

In brief: Yes

If there is residual infection that is not treated or tooth fragments are present from an incomplete extraction, the infection can possibly spread to the jaw bone.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Yes, If your symptoms persist after extraction, infection may not be eradicated.
Time to see an oral surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Yes, If your symptoms persist after extraction, infection may not be eradicated.
Time to see an oral surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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