A guide to deep neck space fascial infections for the dental team

Barry Main, John Collin, Margaret Coyle, Ceri Hughes, Steve Thomas

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The majority of serious dental infections can be prevented by early treatment of the local pathology. Patients with potentially life-threatening neck space infections arising from the oral cavity may, however, still present in dental practice. This paper outlines the pertinent surgical anatomy and pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and key early-stage management of these severe infections. CPD/Clinical Relevance: The dental team should be able to assess patients presenting with potential neck space involvement from a dental or oral infection. They should be able to instigate appropriate early treatment, and identify those requiring prompt referral for assessment and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-752
Number of pages8
JournalDental Update
Issue number8
Early online date10 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research


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