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The Dangers of Not Treating Osteonecrosis In Your Jaw

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Evan
The Dangers of Not Treating Osteonecrosis In Your JawOsteonecrosis of the jaw is a very rare but serious condition where cells in your jawbone start to die. According to research, this condition might occur when bisphosphonates prevent the body from repairing damage to the jawbone. It is important to have this condition treated immediately; this is because the dangers of not treating it can be severe.

Risks of Not Treating Osteonecrosis

You risk severe consequences if you don't treat osteonecrosis. Several days after the condition is established, you may experience severe pain and swelling in the mouth. The pain is caused by the affected area in your jaw. It gets worse when touched or exposed to extreme temperatures. Furthermore, this condition can lead to a non-healing tooth socket after a tooth extraction. This is because the osteonecrosis causes damage to your jawbone, a part that links with the tooth socket. Any damage to this part makes it difficult for tooth sockets to heal after an extraction procedure.

An advanced stage of osteonecrosis causes the loosening of your teeth. Your teeth will be out of shape and can easily fall out if you bite into hard substances. You may also experience poor healing or infection of the gums. This condition gets worse with time and can develop into a full-blown gum disease. In extreme cases of osteonecrosis, you may notice discharge of pus from the affected area. This is why it is important to have our dentists examine the problem when in its early stages. We will recommend possible treatment and implement it whenever necessary.

Now that you know the dangers of osteonecrosis, it is important that you prevent it at all cost. Some of the things you can do to reduce the risk of this condition include maintaining good mouth care and having our dentists check your teeth regularly. Visit our offices for more information on the treatment and management of osteonecrosis.

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