The accepted view of an acute periodontal abscess is that it occurs when a common periodontal pocket is occluded, shutting off drainage. This may be true in some situations, but it is a rather simplistic view of the problem. This expaination does not take into account smokers, diabetic’s and people who clench their teeth.
With the acute periodontal abscess, all the acute classic signs of acute inflamation are usually present. On occasion, the classic signs are masked or subtle. In the typical abscess, adenopathy, extrusion of the tooth (teeth)involved, loosening and tenderness to even slight percussion are most common. A small elevation in body temerature is occasionally found.
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