Bacteriology of dental abscesses of endodontic origin.

  title={Bacteriology of dental abscesses of endodontic origin.},
  author={Barry L. Williams and G. F. McCann and F. D. Schoenknecht},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={18 4},
Aspirates have been cultured from 10 dental abscesses of endodontic origin, all of which had penetrated beyond the bony alveolus to produce fluctuant swelling. Sampling was by syringe aspiration. Strict anaerobic techniques, including the use of an anaerobic chamber, were used for serial dilution and plating. Randomly selected colonies (100) from each culture were purified, characterized, and identified. Seventy percent of the bacterial isolates were either strict anaerobes or microaerophilic… CONTINUE READING

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