Identifikation af uidentificerede odontogene foci
- Side: 51-60
- Publisert på Idunn: 2015-02-16
- Publisert: 2015-02-16
Identification of unidentified odontogenic foci
Identification of unknown, odontogenic foci is a challenging task for a dentist. However, the task is important, as a number of patients with affected general health have a odontogenic focus. A clear example of this is indocarditis which appears to be caused by bacteremia – a life threatening condition. In many cases, oral bacteria are involved which underlines the importance of identifying the foci.
The problem must be solved in a systematic manner. The journal is the foundation, containing a complete anamnesis and a thorough, clinical examination. The findings are supported by an x-ray examination, and a cone-beam scanning is a valuable tool if a conventional x-ray examination is not sufficient. However, to interpret and understand the findings, knowledge of the anatomy in the region is important.This chapter contains three examples of identification of unknown foci.