How is odontogenic cellulitis treated?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Cellulitis of odontogenic origin is typically polymicrobial. Identified organisms include viridans streptococci, Neisseria and Eikenella species, and the anaerobes Prevotella and Peptostreptococcus. Treatment includes the following:

  • IV regimens that have demonstrated therapeutic response include clindamycin or ampicillin-sulbactam

  • Oral regimens that have demonstrated therapeutic response include clindamycin or amoxicillin-clavulanate


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