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Periodontal Abscess

Consider local measures in the first instance. Antibiotics are only indicated as an adjunct to treatment where there is pyrexia, evidence of systemic spread and local lymph gland involvement or where local measures are ineffective. Broad spectrum antibiotics are rarely indicated due to adverse effects and build up of resistance.


Local Measures

  • If pus is present in a periodontal abscess drain by root surface debridement through the pocket or by extraction of the tooth 15, 5
  • If pus is present in the soft tissue attempt incision.

Treatment

If antibiotics deemed clinically indicated, follow recommendations for Acute Dento-Alveolar Infection.


Patient Information

Visit HPSC Information Leaflets pages for the General Public, (MRSA, CRE, etc)


Reviewed Dec 2019

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