Managing Acute Apical Abscess
Like all acute clinical scenarios, acute apical abscesses have a way of presenting themselves just when you don’t want them to. And though there is always a temptation to prescribe antibiotics and schedule the patient for a more convenient time, Dr. Rodrigo Cunha, an endodontist from Winnipeg, believes that antibiotics alone should not be the primary course of action.
In this edition of CDA Oasis Live with Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks, Dr. Cunha explains that antibiotics should only be used an adjunct to the primary treatment option - drainage.
He walks through the three common drainage techniques available, outlines the anesthesia options, and shares valuable details of his own best practice regarding follow up procedures, analgesics, and when to prescribe antibiotics.
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CDA Oasis Team