Facial antibioma formation: A case report.

  • Haydar Mahdey Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Malaysia.
  • Danish Muzaffar Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Sohail Zafar Department of Res-torative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia. Department of Dental Materials, Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Safwan Malik Faculty of Dentistry, Karachi Medical and Dental college, Karachi, Pakistan.


Odontogenic infections are associated with a variety of microorganisms. Antibiotics are commonly used for the management of various dental infections and have a proven role in decreasing morbidity and mortality caused by infectious diseases. The frequent and over usage of antibiotics has been associated with a number of consequences such as the selection of drug resistant strains, and the formation of antibiomas. Antibiomas are characterized by the formation of a localized pathology surrounded by thick fibrous tissues in response to long term antibiotics use. An established antibioma is characterized by a tough fibrous swelling accompanied by painful or painless swelling, intermittent fever and constitutional symptoms. In this article, we are reporting the case of a facial antibioma formed due to prolonged use of antibiotics prescribed for a residual periapical infection following endodontic treatment. In addition, the association of using antibiotics in this context is discussed.


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How to Cite
MAHDEY, Haydar et al. Facial antibioma formation: A case report.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 6, p. 190-193, aug. 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <http://www.joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2018.055>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2018.055.


antibioma; antibiotics; mandibular abcess.