Arthritis, a stiffening of the joints of the skeleton caused by changes in the muscles and tissues that surround them, can happen in many parts of the body, including the jaw. While it may take a long time to develop, arthritis of the jaw can often make it difficult to...
A jaw cyst is a cavity in the jaw which fills with fluid or other soft materials being "pushed" into the cavity by the body over time. There are several types of cyst, defined by where in the tissues they appear.
When a tooth is removed by surgery or damaged by other means, part of the tooth's root may remain anchored in the jaw. Often these are harmless and no action is taken, but there is a possiblity of infection.