Tooth Infections

Note

Symptoms are acute in onset and localized to offending tooth. Does not apply to treatment of adjacent osteomyelitis. As this is may be related to a tooth abscess, tooth extraction may be required to provide definitive treatment in most cases.

Dental consult for definitive therapy

Infection Prevention and Control

Routine Practices

Most Likely Pathogens

Oral anaerobes

Streptococcus sp.

Usual Duration

7 days