The most common reason for an infection of the mandible is a dead or root-treated tooth. Aside from an acute infection there are various forms of chronic infections of the jaw bone, also known as mandibular ostitis. Most chronic infections show no symptoms and are detected by chance.
However because such infections are of a chronic nature and therefore put stress on the body´s immune system.
An evaluation of the condition of the jaw bone is therefore essential before an implant is set.
For the purpose of diagnosis the following methods are used: a computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), spect CT, ultra sound (cavitating) and complementary bio energetic test procedures such as Applied Kinesiology. After clarifying the situation and with pre-operative system support the surgical removal of the infected bone area is unavoidable.
In order to obtain maximal germ reduction intra-operative ozone is implemented and for replenishing any defects antibiotic-coated donor bone tissue is used.
This operation can be carried out either under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the extent of the infection.
Resulting bone shrinkage can be immediately replenished using antibiotic-coated donor bone tissue and implants can be placed as soon as the healing process is complete.
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Foto: Spect-CT with distinct maddibulat ostitis in the lower left jaw (Copyright Dr. S. Döttelmayer)