Maxillary osteomyelitis and spontaneous tooth exfoliation after herpes zoster

Sheldon M. Mintz*, Yakir Anavi

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Reports of spontaneous tooth exfoliation and osteonecrosis trigeminal herpes zoster are extremely rare and have been sporadic. This article reports a pertinent case of a 50-year-old man who exhibited prodromal odontalgia before the appeatance of vesicular mucocutaneous lesions, together with severe destruction of the maxillary bone and exfoliation of multiple teeth. This patient was successfully treated using a unique closed nasal-vestibular drainage system for the ultimate control of maxillary bone viability. A review and analysis of the clinical aspects and the pathogenesis of herpes zoster and bone necrosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-666
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


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