Garré's Osteomyelitis of the Mandible Caused by an Infected Wisdom Tooth

hiroyuki nakano, Tetsuei Miki, Keiko Aota, Tetsuro Sumi, Ken Matsumoto, Yoshiaki Yura

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Abstract

Garré's osteomyelitis is generally considered to be synonymous with chronic osteomyelitis with proliferative periostitis and occurs most commonly in the first molar region of the mandible. We report a case of Garré's osteomyelitis caused by the infected tooth-germ of a wisdom tooth. A 12-year-old boy had a swelling of the right cheek and his right mandibular second molar was covered by gingiva with pus retention. X-ray examination showed a radiolucent area around the impacted tooth-germ of the wisdom tooth and extracortical new bone at the angle of the mandible. After preoperative treatment with antibiotics, the tooth-germ and extracortical bone were removed. The antibiotics treatment was continued for 18 days postoperation. No recurrence of pain or swelling has been observed thereafter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalOral Science International
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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