Osteomyelitis of the jaw (with pathological fracture) following extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. A Case Report

B González-Navarro, C Arranz-Obispo, R Albuquerque, E Jané-Salas, J López-López

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Abstract

Osteomyelitis is an infection and inflammation associated with the bone structures: bone marrow, cortical bone, periosteum, blood vessels and nerves. Although it does not have a frequent presentation, it can sometimes lead to complications such as pathological fractures or even septicemia. We present a clinical case study, to assess the relationship between osteomyelitis of the jaw and pathological fractures, after the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. This case highlights a rare complication following the surgical removal of mandibular third molar; a slow evolution of the pathology following an extraction should lead to close monitoring of the patient both clinically and radiographically, albeit osteomyelitis is a rare complication it should be included as one of the differential diagnosis of persistent post extraction pain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of stomatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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