A case study published by the Canadian Dental Association in July 2011 discussed how a 29-year-old healthy female patient developed osteomyelitis of the jaw after a tooth extraction. The study discussed how significant it is for general dentists to have a working knowledge about the symptoms and risks of osteomyelitis among their patients.
Osteomyelitis of the jaw could be a severely debilitating dental disorder if not treated promptly. Its treatment largely depends on the type of infection and its severity. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to clear up the infection and relieve the pain. In cases where it already affected a significant portion of the mandible, facial reconstruction through surgery might be necessary. Physical therapy is also advised to improve motion and decrease pain.
An injury resulting from a negligent dental care might lead to undue medical bills and lost productivity. You don’t have to face the repercussions of a dental malpractice alone. The legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 to learn if we might be able to help you file a legal claim against the parties involved.