Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dental Did You Know: Dental Infections Part 3...The Three Stages of Infection (Cellulitis)

Cellulitis is the second stage of infection. It is usually occurs in days 2 -5 of an infection and is characterized by severe and diffuse discomfort, areas that are firm and indurated to touch, no sign of pus, red skin and is the stage with the highest risk to the health of the patient. The bacterial species involved are mixed, both aerobic and anerobic (oxygen loving and hating bacteria)

Source: Gregoire C, How are Odontogenic Infections Best Managed?, JCDA, April 2010, Vol 76, No 2, pg 114-116

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
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