The chronic softening in the jawbone are a phenomenon that is not perceived by many areas of medicine and dentistry to date, or is not taken seriously, at least in their health effects. This “jaw-inflammation” were by the American pathologist Professor BOUQUOT as “Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis” (“neuralgia inducing cavity forming osteonecrosis = NICO) because they often cause unspecific facial pain.
Health effects of Kieferostitis
The health effects of NICO in the jaw can be condensed in two areas: on the one hand the local aspect of a chronic underlying irritation of the facial nerve. Here the symptom picture as trigeminal neuralgia is known. NICO is thus a special form of a jawbone disease – based on facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia. On the other hand, the systemic failure of important organs or cell function by releasing their inflammatory neurotransmitters, which are demonstrated in NICO areas. This shows a much less clear, but a confusing picture of the diverse symptoms NICO effect.
This bone disease have an impact on the overall system in terms of a silent chronic inflammation: The easily comprehensible term “NICO” has yet naturalized internationally in clinical parlance. This, and the non-visibility on conventional radiographs – “NICO does not exist” – makes the study of the chronic Kieferostitis / NICO not easier, but requires everyone involved scientific openness and probable cause search in a particular case of the patient concerned.
Problems of Jaw ostitis diagnostics
To disregard the NICO as sickening change the jawbone certainly bears the problem of their X-ray presentation at: A normal X-ray image does not show the NICO or only very limited!
The introduction of digital volume tomography (DVT), a method is available which represents the structures in a NICO with greater reliability. We serve for the special bone densitometry in the jaw designed CaviTAU ultrasound system as an additional imaging procedure for the metrological determination of bone density and to hedge the previous X-ray diagnostics. For the purposes of the statutory duty of care CaviTAU is a non-load-forming additive method.
Structure and appearance of a Jaw ostitis / NICO
NICO is an insufficient supply in the form of a metabolic disorder that leads to greasy-degenerative bone resolutions. In general, deer NICO represents as greasy lumps that are easy to spoon from the medullary canal of the jawbone. These degenerate fat cells in NICO-areas form inflammatory messenger substances (cytokines / chemokines) that affect other organs and may be associated with inflammatory joint disorders, breast cancer, Hashimoto’s, multiple sclerosis and other tumors there.