Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Incision and Drainage (I&D) of Dental Abscess

Have you ever done an I&D? It’s pretty common to have a dental emergency come into your office with a buccal abscess and/or sinus tract from an odontogenic infection. What’s the best way to approach this emergency? Obviously there are very severe cases that involve very large extraoral swelling of the jaw and/or face that may be affecting the airway. Those severe cases should be sent to either the ER or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. However, this facial swelling of the lower right canine is a case that a general dentist should be familiar with. I did some of these as a dental student, oral surgery extern, AEGD resident, and now. What is the best approach? Watch the video and join the Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction (KCSI) oral surgery CE courses to find out. Obviously this is a model to practice on and isn’t perfect, but this is a pretty good way to practice the real thing. Sign up for courses on Follow @kcsieducation on Instagram!


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