Title

Bilateral Maxillary and Mandibular Periapical Abscesses

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola Regional Medical Center

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

4-1-2022

Keywords

dental abscess, facial edema, mandibular periapical abscess, maxillary periapical abscess, odontogenic infection

Disciplines

Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine | Stomatognathic Diseases

Abstract

Odontogenic infections commonly arise from poor dental hygiene that forms dental caries, which can eventually progress to gingivitis and periodontitis. The authors present a case of facial swelling diagnosed as a periapical abscess with soft tissue swelling that extended into both the maxilla and mandible.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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