Routine dental cleaning leads to sepsis: case report
As if routine dental cleanings weren’t tortuous enough, doctors are warning that a dental clean may predispose healthy patients to serious infection.
This comes after a young man developed liver abscesses and septic shock following the procedure.
The immunocompetent 21-year-old was admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, US, with a three-week history of intermittent fever up to 40ºC, fatigue and right upper-quadrant abdominal pain.
Two days prior to admission, the patient said