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Aerotolerant Anaerobes of Normal mouth flora

Streptococcus mutans
S. sanguis
S. salivarius
S. mitis

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Facultative anaerobes of normal mouth flora

Eikenella corrodens
Actinomycetes israelii

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Anaerobes

Treponema denticola, T. vincentii
Fusobacterium
Porphyromonas gingivalis
Prevotella intermedia
Bacteroides forsythus
Aggregaitbacter actinomycetemcomitans

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Eikenella corrodens

G- rod, facultative anaerobe
Causes skin and soft tissue abscesses involving the mouth and head. Most common cause of animal/human bite wounds

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Actinomycetes israelii

G+ branching filament, facultative anaerobe
Soft tissue abscess in mouth and head, and bronchopulmonary infections by aspiration of saliva