Dental abscess

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Left jaw pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Caries destroy the crown of 36 with periapical lucency and surrounding sclerosis in keeping with a dental abscess. Further approximal caries at 11/21.

Case Discussion

Dental caries are very common and, as seen in this case, can be complicated by dental abscess. Severe untreated infection can result in osteomyelitis and deep neck space infection. 

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Case information

rID: 52068
Case created: 20th Mar 2017
Last edited: 31st Oct 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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