Here is a case that commonly appears in our dental offices - the swollen face patient.
The patient has some other teeth in the lower right quadrant which need attention, but the offending tooth in this case is definitely tooth number 29. Here is the pre-operative radiograph (X-ray).
The teeth, including number 29.
And, the patient's swollen face:
Note, the incision and drainage in the buccal vestibule, irrigration of the post-operative site and the placement of the drain after the extraction. Antibiotics were prescribed.
The drain was removed 24 hours later and this is how the patient presented.
The patient had been swollen for over a week. What a difference.
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