How do I recognize inflammation of the jawbone?

A visit to the doctor is strongly recommended if there is any suspicion
Inflammation of the jawbone, known medically as osteomyelitis, can manifest itself in a variety of conditions. If in doubt, patients should seek medical advice, as if left untreated, inflammation of the jaw can have serious health consequences.

Unusual pain or restricted mouth opening

Pain in the jaw area that cannot be relieved with standard painkillers and worsens when chewing is often the first sign of jawbone inflammation. These symptoms are often accompanied by significant swelling or redness, which feels warm and reacts to pressure – clear indicators of inflammation.

In addition to pain and swelling, you may experience restricted mouth opening or discomfort during problem-free movements such as opening and closing your mouth. This symptom should not be underestimated as it can indicate a deeper inflammation.

Additionally, if you notice that your teeth are unusually loose or you experience pain when biting without a diagnosed tooth decay or other dental cause, this could signal jawbone inflammation.

Go to the doctor as soon as possible

If you experience one or more of these symptoms, it is crucial not to delay and consult a doctor or oral surgeon. The earlier jawbone inflammation is detected, the better it can be treated.

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