What Is Condensing Osteitis? It most often occurs as a response to chronic inflammation in the dental pulp , the interior part of a tooth. How It Develops When you have an infected tooth or a dead nerve in a tooth from decay or trauma, the inflammation can sometimes cause bone growth in the jawbone. However, the affected area will develop more bone density and smaller bone marrow spaces.
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What Is Condensing Osteitis? It most often occurs as a response to chronic inflammation in the dental pulp , the interior part of a tooth.
How It Develops When you have an infected tooth or a dead nerve in a tooth from decay or trauma, the inflammation can sometimes cause bone growth in the jawbone.
However, the affected area will develop more bone density and smaller bone marrow spaces. Typically, condensing osteitis affects the lower back teeth. According to a study published in Brazilian Oral Research , the condition usually appears in patients between the ages of 30 and Diagnosis Because a patient with condensing osteitis may not experience or report any pain, dental professionals usually make the diagnosis by spotting the condition on a routine X-ray and evaluating the associated tooth for problems with the pulp.
The bone growth will appear as an opaque area under the root of the tooth on a dental X-ray. In contrast, severe destruction of bone will appear transparent on an X-ray and will often be associated with pain and swelling. This condition is rare and accounts for approximately 2 percent of conditions diagnosed during routine X-ray exams of the lower jaw, according to a study published in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. By using diagnostic X-ray equipment, dentists can make this assessment without conducting a biopsy of the bony area.
Treatment After evaluating your affected tooth, your dental professional will be able to advise you on the best treatment plan. They may simply choose to monitor the increased bone density if it does not appear to be urgent or concerning. However, you will likely need treatment for the dental infection that caused the inflammatory response in the jawbone. Treating an infected tooth often requires a root canal procedure.
Root canal treatment is very common, predictable and designed to be painless. After the procedure, your dentist will work with you to determine how to best restore the tooth so it can be healthy for the rest of your life. Remember to brush your teeth twice daily, floss once a day and see your dentist for regular checkups, including X-rays, so they can identify and treat any potential issues affecting your dental health.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.
What Is Condensing Osteitis?
Zuluzragore Views Read Edit View history. No change in size or any malignant potential. Click here for patient related inquiries. Possible osteoblastic response causing secondary sclerosis in response to a low grade inflammatory stimulus ostektis an inflamed dental pulp. In rare cases, it may cause external resorption due to pressure when it is located peri-apical to the tooth. This section is empty. The prognosis is excellent, once root canal treatment is completed.
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