Dental infection

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Right upper dental pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

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
Published: 10th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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