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1

What importance does sepsis have to dentistry

Sepsis is a rare but potentially serious complication of acute dental infections

2

Why are dental abscesses important in relation to sepsis

They are highly infectious
Dental abscesses can spread leading to severe local and systemic consequences

3

What are the signs and symptoms of sepsis following dental infection

Temp <38 or >38
Elevated breathing rate of >20breaths/min
Varying degrees of facial swelling
Trismus
Dehydration