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What can be done to effectively prevent gas gangrene following tooth extraction?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: ?

I have never seen or heard of "gas gangrene" following tooth extraction.
Did you mean to say something else?

In brief: ?

I have never seen or heard of "gas gangrene" following tooth extraction.
Did you mean to say something else?
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gangrene

This is not a problem in dentistry.
In over thirty years in practice extracting teeth I have never encountered gas gangrene after an extraction nor heard of it occurring. Anxiety over an abscessed tooth is normal, best to save it if possible. Talk to your dentist to alley your concerns so the infection can be cured and you return to health.

In brief: Gangrene

This is not a problem in dentistry.
In over thirty years in practice extracting teeth I have never encountered gas gangrene after an extraction nor heard of it occurring. Anxiety over an abscessed tooth is normal, best to save it if possible. Talk to your dentist to alley your concerns so the infection can be cured and you return to health.
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dr. Peter Karsant
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