After 2 months of dealing with infection that set in after a root canal it has come to this. I have had extractions, been on lots of antibiotics and 2 surgical procedures to attempt to get rid of the infection. Now I am told the infection still managed to cause a sort of fracture in the jaw. I see a specialist for this tomorrow and also am supposed to see an infectious disease specialist. I just wondered if anyone knows anything about this from their experience or that of someone they knew. The idea of a plate in my jaw is very unsettling. That was what today's oral surgeon said might be necessary after he thought he might simply be removing a bone chip or a pocket of an abscess which sadly was not the case.