Subcutaneous emphysema during restorative dentistry

Robert Steelman, Phyllis W. Johannes

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Abstract

Background. Subcutaneous emphysema is a rare occurrence in the dental setting. When it does occur, the entity may be mistaken for an anaphylactic reaction to a local anaesthetic agent or other medications used in dental surgery. Case Report. During restorative treatment of a left second primary molar air was introduced under an operculum. Communication with submandibular and sublingual spaces to the mediastinum was established. Conclusion. Therapy for subcutaneous emphysema involves, correct diagnosis and antibiotic coverage. Subcutaneous air will resolve over time so observation is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-229
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007

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Subcutaneous Emphysema
Dentistry
Tooth
Air
Mediastinum
Anaphylaxis
Local Anesthetics
Anesthetics
Observation
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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Subcutaneous emphysema during restorative dentistry. / Steelman, Robert; Johannes, Phyllis W.

In: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Vol. 17, No. 3, 05.2007, p. 228-229.

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