Chronic Temporal Abscess as a Result of Mandibular Molar Extraction

Adnan Kılınç, Nesrin Saruhan, Tahsin Tepecik, Muhammed Salih Karaavcı, Ümit Ertaş
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Temporal space infections are seen as a swelling of the superficial and/or deep temporal regions. They are sporadically reported and usually develop before or after extraction of infected maxillary molars. A 50-year-old woman had undergone extraction of her mandibular right second molar tooth in a different clinic, and after a month she visited our department because of the temporal and buccal space abscess which had not responded the antibiotic therapy. Painful swelling and trismus were diagnosed on her right temporal and buccal region with a general malaise. A CT scan revealed an inflammatory area into the temporal and buccal space. Treatment with surgical intervention and intramuscular penicillin G did not provide improvement. Antibiotic was switched on to moxifloxacin 400 mg in a day orally for 7 days. After this treatment, both temporal and facial swellings, trismus and her malaise were completely resolved.


Temporal space abscess, odontogenic infection, antibiotherapy.

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