Wisdom tooth abscess

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 25-year-old
Gender: Female
X-ray

Panoramic radioghraph (OPG)

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
Published: 10th Jul 2016
Last edited: 12th Sep 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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