Actinomycosis

Lumpy jaw

Actinomycosis is a long-term (chronic) bacterial infection that commonly affects the face and neck.

Actinomycosis (lumpy jaw)

Actinomycosis (lumpy jaw) is caused by a bacteria introduced to face tissues by trauma, surgery or infection. Long term treatment with antibiotics is often required.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional

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