Jaw bone pathologies

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Most abnormal growths in bone are surgically treated.

Treatment of bone pathological conditions of the jaw-bone

Not all pathologic findings in the jaw-bone do originate in the bone tissue itself. For example, remnants of tooth buds may cause abnormal growths (neoplasms) or jaw cysts, or malignant tumours can spread to the bone. Formations known as bone lesions involve conditions such as fibrous dysplasia, ossifying fibroma, granulomas, cherubism and pseudocysts. All of these must be treated individually in consultation with the patient and do not always require surgical therapy.

Changes to bone tissues may take the form of benign or malignant neoplasms, so that histological examination of a sample is recommended for clarification purposes. As a matter of principle, patients should seek out specialists so that sampling and the definitive therapy can be carried out by the same surgeon. Most neoplasms in bone are treated by surgery.