"NICO" is an abbreviation used to describe chronically inflamed areas in the jawbone, known as Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis. Chronic pain, neuralgia, and other symptoms can arise due to the formation of cavitations, or small pockets, in the jawbone. It is therefore extremely important to prevent the formation of NICO and eliminate any acute disturbances.
Symptoms of NICO can include chronic pain in the jaw, neck, and face, as well as difficulty eating and speaking. In severe cases, NICO can also lead to the formation of cysts or abscesses, which can cause further complications and the spread of infections.
How does NICO develop?
NICO fields typically develop from poorly healed wounds after a tooth extraction. Over time, the wound produces various toxins that can cause pain and discomfort in numerous other parts of the human body, especially in joints. NICO can also be caused by other factors, such as poor dental hygiene, periodontitis, tooth extraction, and radiation therapy. In some cases, NICO can also be caused by the presence of bacteria in the jawbone that can cause inflammation and necrosis of the surrounding tissue.
Diagnosis and treatment
One of the biggest problems in diagnosing NICO is that conventional X-rays do not make the inflammation visible. Therefore, the diagnosis of NICO usually involves a combination of physical examination, medical history, and possibly imaging tests such as MRI. The treatment of NICO may include antibiotics to address an underlying infection as well as surgical interventions to remove dead bone tissue and promote healing.
It is important to see a doctor promptly if you have symptoms of NICO, as prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the spread of infections and avoid deterioration of the condition. Good dental hygiene, regular dental checkups, and avoiding certain risk factors can also help reduce the risk of NICO development.