Management of Odontogenic Infections 

6 Effective Treatments

More than 50 billion bacteria inhabit the mouth, with the most common being streptococci and staphylococci.

If left untreated, these infections can cause complex health problems such as tooth loss or even spread to other parts of the body.


Diagnosis of an Odontogenic Infection

Taking a periapical radiograph: Allows observation of the progress of the infection and determines if it has spread to other areas of the body.

When a root canal treatment is performed, but the tooth still has an abscess, apical surgery is the best option.  


Prescription of medications

The use of antibiotics can be helpful in managing infections and preventing them from worsening and spreading throughout the body.

Maintain proper oral hygiene, use toothpaste with fluoride, brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day.


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