ORAL-DENTAL INFECTION

see specific infections:

Acute Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis
Pericoronitis
Osteomyelitis
Ludwig's angina

see Antibiotics for dental infections

ASSSESSMENT

Dental infections tends to spread along pathways of least resistance such as fascia planes and potential tissue spaces

Assess for stridor due to extension into the:

Look for swelling and tenderness into the:

Examine for trismus due to extension into:

Local features

Systemic features

TYPES OF INFECTIONS

Common

Uncommon

INVESTIGATIONS

TREATMENT

Simple dental infections

Local measures

Systemic measures

Complicated infections

Obtain urgent anaesthetic review if stridor present
Will require admission under ENT or transfer to RAH oral-max-fax unit

see Pericoronitis
see Osteomyelitis
see Ludwig's angina

Post operative infections

 

Dr George Chu BDSc MBBS
Ed: Dr. Derek Louey MBBS FACEM