JP Angeline Archana1, AC Jesudoss Prabhakaran2
1Ramakrishna Dental College, Coimbatore, India
2Department of Pharmacology, Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.95978


Periapical abscesses are common but may rarely be a subclinical infection in dental clinics. If an infection progresses rapidly or slowly as a tooth ache of chronic periodontitis with clinical features misleading the diagnosis, the dentists are able to recognize the salient signs and identify the patients at risk. This article reviews a case of a rare innocuous periapical abscess presenting as angioedema of upper lip with history of consuming nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as diclofenac sodium whenever needed for arthralgia on a short-term basis.

Keywords: Angio neurotic edema, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, periapical abscess, subclinical infection.

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