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

Case Report Volume 8 Issue 4

Submandibular Approach: Optimizing Drainage of Submandibular Phlegmon. Case Report

Sebastian Cisternas Covarrubias1* and Patricio Rojas Campos2

1Dental Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Adult Emergency Unit, Bucco Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Adult Emergency Unit, Dr. Gustavo Fricke Hospital, Viña del Mar, Chile
2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Head of the Flying Shift of the Adult Emergency Unit, Bucco Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Adult Emergency Unit, Dr. Gustavo Fricke Hospital, Viña del Mar, Chile

*Corresponding Author: Sebastian Cisternas Covarrubias, Dental Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Adult Emergency Unit, Bucco Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Adult Emergency Unit, Dr. Gustavo Fricke Hospital, Viña del Mar, Chile.

Received: March 11, 2024; Published: March 27, 2024

Abstract

This study focuses on describing the submandibular approach for drainage of a phlegmon located in the submandibular region. This condition is a potentially serious complication, which is usually caused by an infection originating from mandibular third molars, therefore, the choice of an adequate drainage method is crucial for a successful recovery. In this paper, we describe the procedure in a male patient presenting with submandibular phlegmon, with airway compromise, whose initial focus is the mandibular 3rd molar, and who undergoes a submandibular approach. The result suggests that the submandibular approach is an effective and safe option, providing a valuable alternative in the management of submandibular phlegmons. This result supports the consideration of this approach in the clinical management of patients with this complication, thus contributing to the optimization of therapeutic outcomes.

Keywords: Submandibular Approach; Submandibular Phlegmon; Dental Absceso; Infection

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Citation

Citation: Sebastian Cisternas Covarrubias and Patricio Rojas Campos. “Submandibular Approach: Optimizing Drainage of Submandibular Phlegmon. Case Report".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.4 (2024): 60-64.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Sebastian Cisternas Covarrubias and Patricio Rojas Campos. 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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