Sickie Girl - Back to the Oral Surgeon At 1:45 Today April 1 No Not A Joke (Osteomyelitis Jaw)
Just a quick update my jaw again started to cause me pain. Real bad and I have white dots down my throat and it hurts to swallow.
The pain it going up to my ear, I can't bite down....so guess what's back. The 1st 2 guesses don't count.
The pain is rediculous and I just want it to stop. It's been since before Dec. 18th that all of this started and Jan 6 since my tooth was extracted.
We are Arpil 1st....seriously no joke!!!
Osteomyelitis of the jaws is now defined by the presence of exposed bone in the mouth, which fails to heal after appropriate intervention.1Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of bone cortex and marrow that develops in the jaw usually after a chronic infection.2-4 The incidence of osteomyelitis has dramatically decreased since the introduction of antibiotics.5 Moreover, osteomyelitis of the head and neck skeleton is rare, particularly in the jaws.3,4
The medications linked to osteomyelitis are steroids, chemotherapeutic agents, bisphosphonates and other toxic therapeutic agents.1,6-10 Local conditions that adversely affect the blood supply or lead to tissue necrosis can also predispose the host to a bone infection or localized osteomyelitis.10,11
Osteomyelitis is diagnosed on the basis of patient history, clinical examinations, and the surgical and radiographic findings. Histopathologic examinations can be consistent with the diagnosis and the microbiologic tests can be helpful.6,7
Osteomyelitis has a range of clinical manifestations depending on the virulence of the infecting organisms, host resistance, and the reaction of the periosteum to inflammation.12Osteomyelitis of the mandible following routine dental treatment has rarely been reported in the literature.10,11 This article reports a case of a healthy patient who developed osteomyelitis of the lower jaw following root canal therapy.
I am exhausted and I just want this to get better. I am being prepared now so need to sign off.
Please pray that this goes away.
All my love