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DEFINITION - Mandibular periostitis or abnormal bony growth due to trauma.
Causes - Most often caused by trauma from bit to lower jaw bone.
RESULTING PROBLEMS - Can be extremely painful causing behavioral problems when bit contacts area.
SOLUTION - Surgical pariostial elevation for removal of affected bone has had minimal success, therefore better to try various bits to minimize contact to the area.