THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SURGICAL APPROACH IN THE TREATMENT OF ODONTOGENIC INFECTIONS: CASE REPORT
Complex odontogenic infections can occur at any age, regardless of gender or social class. This type of complication has two origins: the first due to pulp necrosis with bacterial invasion to the periapical tissue and the second, due to a deep periodontal pocket. A complex odontogenic infection is characterized by its greater potential for dissemination among facial spaces, generating risk to the patient's life. In these cases, complementary exams, such as laboratory and imaging tests, are indispensable for a correct diagnosis and treatment conduct. In addition to an aggressive and intense clinical and surgical treatment, aiming at the patient's well-being. The objective of this work is to report a clinical case of complex odontogenic infection, in a leukoderma patient, male, 28 years old and without systemic involvement. The treatment performed was under general anesthesia, where the professional opted for tooth extraction, surgical drainage of the region with the installation of drains and the use of antibiotics. There were no complications during the surgical procedure and it did not show any changes during the 14 - day postoperative control.
Key word: Odontogenic Infection; Dentistry; Oral surgery.