Serious complications of endodontic infections: Some caustionary tales
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 156–159, June 1997
How to Cite
Walsh, L. J. (1997), Serious complications of endodontic infections: Some caustionary tales. Australian Dental Journal, 42: 156–159. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1997.tb00113.x
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received for publication November 1995. Revised May 1996. Accepted May 1996.
- periapical pathology
While endodontic (dentoalveolar) abscesses can cause significant morbidity, in susceptible individuals they can pose life-threatening problems. This paper provides an overview of the more serious sequelae of endodontic abscesses, and provides examples of ‘high risk’ situations in practice in which these serious complications are more likely to occur.