Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 1997;24(4):813-822.
Published online November 30, 1997.
TREATMENT OF ODONTOGENIC MAXILLOFACIAL SPACE ABSCESS IN CHILDREN: CASE REPORT
 
Abstract
Odontogenic maxillofacial space abscess in childeren was treated by the surgcal intervention combined with antiboitic therapy. Followings are the results after monitoring its progression. 1. Maxillofascial space abscess is mainly from the odontogenic infection and it may result in the severe states with the various fascial spaces and their relatives. So their early detection and treatment are needed. 2. The most common symptom in patients was the pain under palpation with painful swelling and the mouth floor elevation was observed in the sublingual space abscess. 3. In most cases, for its treatment, symptomatic therapy, antibiotic therapy, surgical incision and drainage were executed. If the infected tooth is possibly conserved, endodontic treatment is preferred, otherwise, it will be extracted as soon as possible.


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