Should teeth be extracted immediately in the presence of acute infection?
Immediate extraction of teeth in the setting of an acute infection has shown to be beneficial for many reasons. It results in faster resolution of the infection, decreased pain, and earlier return of function and oral intake. The risk of seeding the infection into deeper spaces by performing immediate extraction is low.
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Johri, A., & Piecuch, J. F. (2011). Should teeth be extracted immediately in the presence of acute infection?. Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America, 23(4), 507–v. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coms.2011.07.003
Dentistry | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Dental Medicine