Drug-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws is a complication derived from taking some medications for the bones, such as bisphosphonates.
How is this condition manifest?
- The bone inside the mouth is visible, exposed.
- Bone infection
- Bad breath
- There may be an extension of this lesion to the nose or the lower edge of the jaw
How is it treated?
Treatment is complex and focuses on:
- Pain control
- Treatment of the infection
- Prevention of the disease progressing through the bones of the face
- Prevention of the new outbreaks of disease in the bones of the mouth/face.
Can it be prevented?
Yes. Certain measures should be taken by all people who are going to start these bone drugs.
If you have osteoporosis and are going to start treatment for your bones, ask us about the preventive measures you should take so that this complication does not affect you.
If you already have this condition, it is not too late to seek help. At the Instituto Português da Face, we have two advanced technologies in the control of osteonecrosis of the jaws: Plasma Rich in Platelets (PRP) and Low Intensity Laser. Count on us to help you, with confidence and excellent medicine.