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Osteomyelitis of the jaw and its symptoms

Posted on March 12, 2015 12:44 pm under Medical Malpractice

During a root canal procedure, inflamed pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully disinfected. However, a poorly performed root canal procedure may cause a myriad of dental conditions that can be serious and debilitating. Among them is osteomyelitis, which literally means inflammation of the bone and the bone marrow.

During osteomyelitis, the immune system reacts to the infected area by sending white blood cells to the affected bone. This in turn would cause further inflammation, which may cut the supply of oxygen to the bone and cause bone death. Osteomyelitis affecting the jaw is oftentimes accompanied by one or more of these symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Sinus drainage
  • Pus
  • Swelling face
  • Fever
  • Tooth loss
  • Weakness

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