bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw

bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BON),

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Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BON) is defined as the unexpected development of necrotic bone in the oral cavity of a patient who is receiving bisphosphonate treatment and has not received radiotherapy to the head and neck.
Bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw represents a serious side effect of bisphosphonate administration.
Use of bisphosphonates has been associated with a small risk of developing bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BON) that occurs spontaneously or after the patient has undergone dental surgery.
In 2003, dentists started to see patients with a serious bone disease, bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BON).
New material added to this edition includes: -- Abnormalities in Bone and Calcium Metabolism Following Burns -- Bone Cancer and Pain -- Vascular Calcification -- Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw -- New International Drug Formulary covering the most widely used drugs in major regions of the world