Inoculation is the first stage of a dental infection. Typically 0-3 days in duration, with mild discomfort, no pus, but a soft and doughy feel from the tissues involved. The bacterial species involved are usually aerobic (oxygen loving) and the skin displays as normal.
Source: Gregoire C, How are Odontogenic Infections Best Managed?, JCDA, April 2010, Vol 76, No 2, pg 114-116
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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