At a recent seminar, Dr. Jerry Bouquot, the director of diagnostic services at University of Texas, Houston - School of Dentistry, and world reknown oral pathologist and specialist in bone pathology, discussed osteonecrosis of the alveolar bone and issues with ischemia in bone.
The recent issues with bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis of the jaw bones and well known complications with osteoradionecrosis, demonstrate the severe complications that can occur with ischemia in bone. Dr. Bouquot shared some of his ideas regarding possible sources/causes of ischemia in bone.
The follow video clip highlights the differences between alveolar bone and regular skeletal bone. According to Dr. Bouquot, these differences make the alveolar bone more susceptible to ischemic bone pathology.