Severe odontogenic infections, part 1: prospective report.

  title={Severe odontogenic infections, part 1: prospective report.},
  author={Thomas R. Flynn and Rabie M. Shanti and Michael H. Levi and Arthur K Adamo and Richard A Kraut and Norman Trieger},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={64 7},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate a series of patients with severe odontogenic infections (OI). PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, 37 consecutive hospitalized patients with odontogenic infection were treated with intravenous penicillin (PCN) (unless allergic), and prompt incision and drainage. Standardized data collection included demographic, preadmission, time-related, preoperative, anatomic, treatment, microbiologic, and complications information. Appropriate… CONTINUE READING