Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 8 Issue 5

A Rare Case of Buccal Migratory Abscess Related to Mandibular Third Molar

Sumit Chopra1, Vanshikha Sharma1* and Amit Mehra2

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, India
2Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, India

*Corresponding Author: Vanshikha Sharma, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Himachal Institute of Dental Sciences, India.

Received: March 11, 2024; Published: April 06, 2024


Acute pericoronitis usually presents with severe localized pain, swelling and sometimes trismus. However, chronic pericoronitis and periodontal abscess produce a dull pain, moderate swelling and are occasionally seen migrating into distant sites producing fistulae intra-orally and/or extra-orally. Here, we present a case of a migratory abscess with intraoral sinus tract formation, at a considerable distance from the site of origin. Only two such cases have been published as of now.

Keywords: Migratory Abscess; Pericoronitis; Third Molar; Periodontal Abscess; Unusual


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Citation: Vanshikha Sharma., et al. “A Rare Case of Buccal Migratory Abscess Related to Mandibular Third Molar".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.5 (2024): 27-29.


Copyright: © 2024 Vanshikha Sharma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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