MEDICON DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.1, no.1, pp.22-26, 2022 (Non-Refreed Journal)
Our study was presented to increase the awareness of deep neck infection caused by wisdom tooth. Deep neck infections are
not rare and occur as a result of the several etiologies (tonsillitis, pharyngitis, foreign body ingestion, odontojenic infections).
Patient was transferred for oral and maxillofacial department for the evaluation of causative left mesiangular impacted wisdom
tooth. Surgical removal of wisdom tooth was performed and surgical region was closed primarily under the antibiotic covarage.
Patient was followed strictly after the removal of wisdom tooth. After two weeks following wisdom tooth extraction, neck swelling was resoluted and patient returned to daily life. Odontogenic infections are the most common causes of deep neck infections
in adults. Not only early diagnosis but also antimicrobial and surgical therapy need to treat deep neck infections of odontogenic
origin. Early recognition of inflamation’s focus is key for management of patient.
Keywords: Abscess; Wisdom tooth; Neck