Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

August, 2000


The patient is a 25 y.o. male admitted to the emergency room of Owensboro Mercy Health System complaining of pain and facial swelling.


The patient had no known drug allergies, history of hospitalizations or operations. Oral examination revealed limited mandibular opening (trismus) with an interincisial opening of 15 mm. Radiographic examination indicated severe dental caries of tooth # 17 with radiolucent defects at the apex of tooth # 17. Facial examination was consistent with left paramandibular edema and erythema. Oral temperature was 101 degrees. White Blood Cell Count was 20,700.


Plan / Treatment:

Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-270-926-4107
 fax: 1-270-926-4166
 url: www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified: July 31, 2000

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