Microbiology and treatment of acute apical abscesses.

  title={Microbiology and treatment of acute apical abscesses.},
  author={Jos{\'e} F Siqueira and Isabela das Neves R{\^o}ças},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={26 2},
Acute apical abscess is the most common form of dental abscess and is caused by infection of the root canal of the tooth. It is usually localized intraorally, but in some cases the apical abscess may spread and result in severe complications or even mortality. The reasons why dental root canal infections can become symptomatic and evolve to severe spreading and sometimes life-threatening abscesses remain elusive. Studies using culture and advanced molecular microbiology methods for microbial… CONTINUE READING
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