Dental and Related Infections

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 230 McKee Place, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. Electronic address: .
Emergency medicine clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 0.78). 05/2013; 31(2):465-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.01.007
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Emergency physicians should be comfortable treating most dental and related infections. In this article, we outline recommended techniques to perform a dental examination, explore common pathologies, recommend pain and antibiotic management strategies and review common pitfalls. How to avoid overprescribing opioid analgesics is discussed in depth, along with recent studies to support this strategy.

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