ONJ Treatment Options
Dental Prevention for Cancer & Osteoperosis Patients
Because Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) results in significant chronic pain, dysfunction of the jaw, and disfigurement which are very difficult to treat, the focus should be on prevention. In addition to consultation with your doctor and dentist, one should:
Maintain excellent oral hygiene to reduce the risk of dental and periodontal infections.
Check and adjust removable dentures for potential soft tissue injury.
Perform routine dental cleanings but be sure to avoid soft tissue injury.
Aggressively manage dental infections nonsurgically with root canal treatment, if possible, or with minimal surgical intervention. Endodontic (root canal) therapy is preferable to extraction when possible. It may be necessary to carry out coronal amputation with subsequent root canal therapy on retained roots to avoid the need for tooth extraction and the potential development of osteonecrosis.
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