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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 470-473

Migratory and misleading abscess of oro-facial region


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dhruvakumar Deepa
B 10, Ambedkar Bhawan, Subhartipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.152408

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Acute pericoronitis usually presents with severe localized pain, swelling and sometimes trismus. However, chronic pericoronitis and periodontal abscess produce a dull pain, moderate swelling and are occasionally seen migrating into distant sites producing fistulae intra-orally and/or extra-orally. This may quite often cause diagnostic dilemmas necessitating thorough medical and dental history, careful clinical examination and sometimes special investigations to confirm the etiology and or origin of infection. Here, we present three such cases and their management.


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