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Idiopathic Exposed Bone Lesions of the Jaw

Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia
Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb 10 0000, Croatia
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb 10 000, Croatia
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Dent. J. 2019, 7(2), 55;
Received: 19 March 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 1 May 2019 / Published: 1 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Oral Medicine)
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Introduction: Osteonecrosis of the jaw is defined as exposed bone in the oral cavity that does not heal longer than eight weeks after identification. The two most common predisposing factors for osteonecrosis of the jaw are medication-related and radiotherapy. Rarely, exposed bone in the maxillofacial region can occur due to other causes and represents a clinical and therapeutic challenge for the dentist because there is no universally accepted treatment protocol. Case presentation: We report a case of a patient with two idiopathic lesions of exposed bone which have healed after systemic antibiotic therapy, seven weeks after the first examination. Conclusion: Exposed bone lesions of the jaw are a rare entity and are poorly documented in the literature. It is necessary to exclude possible local or systemic contributing factors. Surgical and conservative therapy (antibiotics) are the treatment of choice. View Full-Text
Keywords: osteonecrosis; jaw; oral cavity; therapy osteonecrosis; jaw; oral cavity; therapy

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Lončar Brzak, B.; Vučičević Boras, V.; Kotarac Knežević, A.; Sušić, M.; Seiwerth, S.; Gabrić, D. Idiopathic Exposed Bone Lesions of the Jaw. Dent. J. 2019, 7, 55.

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