Oct 01, 2013 - 4:04 pm
It's official. Oral surgeon said the ulcer is a small area of exposed bone=Stage 1 jaw osteonecrosis. He started me on a chlorhexidine rinse. He would like me to take a holiday from xgeva for a few months. I haven't talked to onc yet, but he will probably agree.
If it gets worse or doesn't heal well, oral sugeon may prescribe antibiotics. No guarantees, but he feels like it may slowly heal. Now, it is a waiting game. Xray, teeth and gums are normal at this point (except for ulcer)--so we are praying for the best .