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As I am suffering osteomyelitis piece of bone is coming out should go for surgery?

Ive been diagnosed with osteomyelitis of the mandible. A small peice of dead bone has worked its way out through my gum, with help of dentist who debrided, which relieved a great deal of pain. Now I feel another piece coming through. I have been through two rounds of penicillan but have not had biopsy or testing. I do not feel like dentists are taking this serious enough, what kind of surgeon should i go to, to get a good diagnosis and adequate surgery if necessary? Thank you! YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 25 Nov 2016
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A orthodontist or facio maxillary surgeon is a choice.All dead bone should be debrided,and pus or marrow culture be dine to take suitable antibiotic.if large part is removed of mandible, nowadays prostgetic substitution is done ,also from curative and cosmetic point of view
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As I am suffering osteomyelitis piece of bone is coming out should go for surgery?

Hi A orthodontist or facio maxillary surgeon is a choice.All dead bone should be debrided,and pus or marrow culture be dine to take suitable antibiotic.if large part is removed of mandible, nowadays prostgetic substitution is done ,also from curative and cosmetic point of view