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What does it mean to have osteomyelitis of the jaw?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Serious problem

Serious infection of jaw.
See oral surgeon ASAP.

In brief: Serious problem

Serious infection of jaw.
See oral surgeon ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Poor dental hygiene

Polymicrobial infections usually in jaw.
Tooth abscess or infection can lead to osteomyelitis of jaw. Fracture of mandible may become infected. Patients with malnutrition, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases more susceptible. Better hygiene has reduced incidence of jaw osteomyelitis.

In brief: Poor dental hygiene

Polymicrobial infections usually in jaw.
Tooth abscess or infection can lead to osteomyelitis of jaw. Fracture of mandible may become infected. Patients with malnutrition, chemotherapy, autoimmune diseases and other chronic diseases more susceptible. Better hygiene has reduced incidence of jaw osteomyelitis.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis of any bone including jaw bon (mandible) means a deep seated infection of that bone.
It requires prolonged use of IV antibiotics and failure to treat may result in serious consequences.

In brief: Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis of any bone including jaw bon (mandible) means a deep seated infection of that bone.
It requires prolonged use of IV antibiotics and failure to treat may result in serious consequences.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. Jason Boyer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Infection

Osteomyelitis by definition is infection of the bone.
Osteomyelitis of the jaw means that a portion of the jaw bone is infected and should be treated to prevent the infection from spreading or destroying the bone.

In brief: Infection

Osteomyelitis by definition is infection of the bone.
Osteomyelitis of the jaw means that a portion of the jaw bone is infected and should be treated to prevent the infection from spreading or destroying the bone.
Dr. Jason Boyer
Dr. Jason Boyer
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