FDOJ (fatty degenerative osteonecrosis and osteolysis of the jawbone), formerly NICO (neuralgia inducing cavitational osteonecrosis) or IO (ischemic osteonecrosis), describes conditions where hollow spaces in the jawbone are hosting dead tissues. These pockets act as a breeding ground for pathogenic bacteria because of their anaerobic conditions. The toxins these bacteria release have been linked to chronic health conditions.
FDOJ most commonly occurs when teeth have been removed and the bone has not healed properly. For example wisdom teeth removal may produce FDOJ because the common circumstances for this procedure are not ideal. Wisdom teeth are often removed all at once, with an emphasis on speed, and usually between the ages of 12 and 20.
Unfortunately, young people suffer from general mineral deficiency due to growth spurts at that age, and typically exascerbate the issue with unhealthy eating habits. In addition, antibodics and traumatic surgical practices typically hinder the immune system and prevent the parasympathetic healing state necessary for bone healing.
At BioDentist, we can safely and effectively remove dead bone and decay of cavitations. Our biological imperative is to eliminate toxins and infections, and we help replace them with healthy tissues and/or biocompatible materials.
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