Wisdom tooth abscess

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fever and pain and oedema at the region of the left inferior third molar tooth.

Patient Data

Age: 25-year-old
Gender: Female

Panoramic radioghraph (OPG)

Modality: X-ray

There is a subtle lucency involving the root of the left inferior third molar in keeping with the clinical diagnosis of periapical abscess. The reminder teeth are unremarkable. Mandible and maxilla are otherwise unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with the clinical diagnosis of periapical abscess involving the left inferior wisdom tooth

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Case Information

rID: 46592
Case created: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 11th Jul 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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