Facial swelling after a dental procedure

Eskander, Mariam Ghali
January 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p139
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the facial swelling suffered by a patient after a dental procedure. It presents the case of a 59-year-old woman who experienced acute facial swelling about 1 hour after dental repair of a lower molar cap. The dental repair had been performed under local anesthetic using a high-pressure drill in the periodontal space. She was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema through computed tomography scan. She was referred to the otolaryngology service to exclude airway pathology.


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