Definitions for "Osteonecrosis of the jaw"
Also called "dead jaw," jaw necrosis. Painful exposed bone in the jaw. Women who undergo radiation or chemotherapy or who receive steroids as part of breast cancer treatment are at increased risk for this condition. Women who take bisphosphonates may also be at risk for jaw necrosis.
The Condition"...However, a bone biopsy of the affected area can show positive signs of jawbone inflammation..."
The Condition"...It is difficult to diagnose this problem as the pain symptoms often are similar to other conditions such as Myofascial Pain Disorder (MPD), Temporal Mandibular Joint ( TMJ) problems, atypical facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, phantom toothache, or headache..."