A review of complications of odontogenic infections

  title={A review of complications of odontogenic infections},
  author={Rishi Kumar Bali and Parveen S Sharma and Shivani Gaba and Avneet Kaur and Priya Ghanghas},
  booktitle={National journal of maxillofacial surgery},
Life-threatening infections of odontogenic or upper airway origin may extend to potential spaces formed by fascial planes of the lower head and upper cervical area. Complications include airway obstruction, mediastinitis, necrotizing fascitis, cavernous sinus thrombosis, sepsis, thoracic empyema, Lemierre's syndrome, cerebral abscess, orbital abscess, and osteomyelitis. The incidence of these "space infections" has been greatly reduced by modern antibiotic therapy. However, serious morbidity… CONTINUE READING