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Dental Emergencies: Management Strategies That Improve Outcomes

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  • The most common diagnosis for dental pain is pulpitis from caries. Pain without any stimulus (ie, touch) is likely irreversible pulpitis, which can lead to a periapical abscess.
  • Localized periapical abscess in an adult can be treated with incision and drainage by an emergency clinician.

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Authors

Ryan Anthony Pedigo, MD

Publication Date

June 1, 2017

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