Tag: Dental Malpractice

Delayed Diagnosis of Ludwig’s Angina

Ludwig’s angina is an infection that starts in a tooth and often involves the tongue and tissues inside the mouth. Dentists are often the first line of defense for catching and treating these infections before they develop into a medical emergency. Dentists need to assure patients with signs or symptoms of Ludwig’s angina receive appropriate antibiotics to treat the infection. Dentists should also make sure the patient is carefully monitored by a doctor and seeks emergency treatment at the first sign of any trouble breathing.

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