Managing Subcutaneous Emphysema Following Dental Procedures
While uncommon, dental providers need to be able to diagnose and treat this potentially fatal complication.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- List the types of dental procedures that can produce a subcutaneous emphysema.
- Identify clinical signs and risk factors that can lead to a diagnosis of a subcutaneous emphysema.
- Describe advanced imaging technologies that will aid diagnosis of this complication, and a typical time period for resolution without treatment.
This course was issued in the September 2017 issue and expires 9/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.