Bisphosphonates and osteomyelitis of the jaw: a pathogenic puzzle


The maxillary and mandibular bones undergo high-turnover remodeling to maintain mechanical competence. Common dental or periodontal diseases can increase local bone turnover. Bisphosphonates (BPs) accumulate almost exclusively in skeletal sites that have active bone remodeling. The maxillary and mandibular bones are preferential sites for accumulation of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncponc1000


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