Dental infection

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Right upper dental pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 40-45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Extensive dental caries of 16 with marked lucency surrounding the roots (particularly the mesial root) in keeping with odontogenic infection. 26 and 47 are absent. Previous dental restoration in all 4 quadrants including 16. The mandible and temporomandibular joints appear normal.

Case Discussion

Good example of dental caries spreading into the roots and causing periapical infection.

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Case information

rID: 40182
Case created: 10th Oct 2015
Last edited: 17th Aug 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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