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How is osteonecrosis of the jaw treated?

Treatments for osteonecrosis of the jaw (a serious condition that involves severe loss, or destruction, of the jawbone) may include antibiotics, oral rinses and removable mouth appliances. Minor dental work may be necessary to remove injured tissue and reduce sharp edges of damaged bone. Surgery is typically avoided because it may make the condition worse.

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