Fachrul Razi, Abel Tasman Y, Seto Adiantoro S
Abstract: Submandibular abscess may be caused by odontogenic infection spread in immunocompromised patients. However, occasionally pregnant women with bad oral hygiene may develop tooth infection that leads to submandibular abscess. This article aims to describe and discuss submandibular abscess management using surgery intervention in pregnant woman. A 28 years old woman, pregnant, reported to ER at Dr. Hasan Sadikin general hospital with chief complaint swelling and pain on left cheek with difficulty to open her jaw. She was diagnosed with left submandibular abscess. Management of this case included consultation to Obstetric and gynecologist department and drainage incision through local anesthesia. Drainage incision is a mandatory in abscess management to prevent a further spread infection. Surgery intervention in pregnant woman need a holistic and accurate emergency treatment by considering well established clinical guidelines in managing odontogenic infection.
Keywords: submandibular abscess, pregnancy, drainage incision