Coronation Dental Specialty Group

Osteoradionecrosis, Osteomyelitis, and Bone Infections

Services  >  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  > Osteoradionecrosis, Osteomyelitis, and Bone Infections

  • Infections within the jaw bones (mandible and maxilla) may occur as a result of dental infection, exposure to radiation for treatment of a head and neck cancer (osteoradionecrosis-ORN) or as a result of exposure to a bisphosphonate medication (MRONJ)

  • Ultimately the jaw bone may become non-vital (necrosis) and result in chronic infection, pain, bone exposure, foul mouth odor, fistula or pathologic jaw fracture

  • Our doctors are experts in the management of these conditions and treatment may range from medical therapy to advanced surgical techniques with immediate jaw reconstruction using microvascular free tissue transfer