Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Velvetjb on Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:00 AM
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by Ogburg on Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:00 AM
I am fairly new to message boards and very new to this jaw bone problem. About 2 months ago I had some swelling on my bottom jaw, which I assumed was pieces of an old tooth that was extracted 35 years ago. I did a little self help and pulled a few pieces out. As time went on the exposed bone (which I thought was tooth fragments) kept getting larger. Yesterday I went to the dentist and was informed that it was bone. He ground down the bone so it was below the skin surface and said it should heal. Time will tell. The difference with me in this case is:
I have never been diagnosed with cancer and I have never taken any Bisphosphonates. It seems like any research I do, includes these two facts.
However I am a 54 year old male and a 100% disabled veteran with type 2 Diabetes, Fibro Myalgia and Peripheral Neuroapthy, (please excuse spelling errors) and take various drugs for these conditions, but nothing in common with other people with the exposed jaw bone condition. My dentist has no clue to why this is happening.
Thought this might be of interest to you.
by Velvetjb on Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:00 AM
Thank you for your post which I have only just seen. Yours is a very interesting case. Did your dentist describe your condition as osteonecrosis and have you had any follow up Xrays or scans to see how the rest of your jawbone is reacting?
I only hope you do not have ONJ as it is quite a nasty condition. Has anyone explained to you why this might be happening?
Has anyone else looked at your jawbone?
I hope the bits of bone that came thorugh have disappeared and all is well for you now, thanks again for responding to my post.
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