Dental and Related Infections

ArticleinEmergency medicine clinics of North America 31(2):465-80 · May 2013with29 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.78 · DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.01.007 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.