OJCD  Vol.8 No.4 , December 2018
Temporal Fossa Abscess Caused by Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report

According to the progress of the antibiotic medicine, the severe infection case is decreasing recently. We recently experienced a case of temporal fossa abscess caused by periapical periodontitis the upper left side of the second molar. A 79-year-old woman visited to Showa University Dental Hospital complaining of the painful swelling at the left side of the temporal and trismus. The routine blood test exhibited a severe inflammation. We performed drainage treatment at temporal skin and normal oral bacterial flora was detected by the bacteriological examination. Under treatment included the administration of antibiotics, the inflammation healed without serious complication and she recovered completely.

Cite this paper: Yoshiba, S. , Kamatani, T. and Shirota, T. (2018) Temporal Fossa Abscess Caused by Apical Periodontitis: A Case Report. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 8, 47-51. doi: 10.4236/ojcd.2018.84005.

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