Osteomyelitis, periapical

Osteomyelitis, periapical

Characteristics
  • It is an inflammation of the bone which involves the marrow, the cortex and the periosteum. Normally it arises from a dental infection.
  • The acute phase of the suppurative osteomyelitis is rapid and shows no radiographic signs in first 8-10 days.
  • Without treatment, acute osteomyelitis may progress into a chronic phase with bone destruction.
  • As the lesion progresses, an ill defined or moth-eaten radiolucency at the apex of the affected tooth is observed.

Cases

Various cases of periapical osteomyelitis

A case of acute periapical osteomyelitis.