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Inflammation of the bone tissue
When a tooth is removed, the inflammatory area around the tooth is not always adequately treated. There may be inflamed tissue remaining in the wound, particularly following a root canal procedure. This can cause long-term damage to the healing process of the wound and bone. As a result, the patient may develop inflamed bone lesions. Fatty tissue may form inside these lesions, collecting harmful substances and heavy metal deposits. The foreign material can then enter the body through the lymph or blood, where it may cause damage to other organs as well.
Sometimes these bone lesions are painless. In other cases, they can cause severe pain and discomfort known as NICO (Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis).
NICO is very often mistaken for trigeminal neuralgia.