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How dangerous osteomyelitis of the jaw is when left untreated

Posted on March 14, 2015 11:49 am under Medical Malpractice

Osteomyelitis of the jaw, or the infection and inflammation of the bone and bone marrow of the jaw, occurs for many different reasons, including trauma caused by injury, problems with the circulatory system, and autoimmune diseases. In some instances, however, osteomyelitis of the jaw occurs due to poorly performed dental procedures, such as faulty tooth extraction or a defective dental implant.

When left untreated, osteomyelitis of the jaw may cause other more serious medical conditions. Among them are:

  • Fracture – Because inflammation may starve the bone of the jaw of the nutrients it needs, its structure may become weak and cause fracture
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw – Due to the jaw bone’s decreased blood supply and compromised ability to repair itself, it may start to weaken and die

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