How serious are oral infections?

@article{Baqain2004HowSA,
  title={How serious are oral infections?},
  author={Zaid Baqain and Lawrence E. Newman and Nicholas C Hyde},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2004},
  volume={118 7},
  pages={
          561-5
        }
}
Life-threatening conditions following dental infections have been rare since antibiotics were introduced into the world of medicine. However, infections spreading through the soft tissues of the head and neck are encountered occasionally and mortality is still reported as a result of sepsis or airway embarrassment. A case of Ludwig's angina from odontogenic infection that progressed into mediastinitis and pericarditis is presented. The steps adopted in the management of this case highlight the… CONTINUE READING
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