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Periodontal Abscess | ppt

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Periodontal Abscess | ppt

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Definition

Periodontal abscess is formed by localized pus accumulation in a preexisting periodontal pocket.
Etiology
•Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms,
•anaerobic microbes.
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Clinical features

•It usually appears as a painful, soft, red gingival swelling (Fig. ).
•On pressure, pus exudes fromthe cervical area of the tooth.
•The diagnosis is made at the clinical level

Differential diagnosis

•Periapical abscess,
gingival cyst of the adult,
•palatine papilla cyst,
•nasolabial cyst.

Treatment

•Antibiotics,
•periodontal treatment.
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