INCISION AND DRAINAGE SET
|Compartment Tray 270 x 180 x 41mm
|Kidney Dish 255mm
|Sponge Holding Fcps Str 180mm
|Scalpel Blade Handle Size 3
|Diss Fcps 1 x 2 Teeth 130mm
|Diss Fcps Serr Jaw 130mm
|Mayo Str Sciss 155mm
|Mayo Cvd Sciss 155mm
|Surgical Sciss Sh/Sh Str 130mm
|Lister Sinus Fcps BJ 130mm
|Curette Double Ended 170mm
|Silver Probes with Eye Malleable 150mm
|Crile Art Fcps 5 1/2″
|Mayo Hegar Needle Holder 6 1/4″
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Incision and Drainage
Incision and drainage rid the body of toxic purulent material and decompress the tissues, allowing better perfusion of blood containing antibiotics and defensive elements and increased oxygenation of the infected area.
The abscess should be drained surgically at the same time that dental therapy is performed. Incision and drainage are the oldest and usually the simplest surgical procedures. Rapid, sharp incision through the oral mucosa adjacent to the alveolar bone usually is sufficient to produce “laudable pus”—an eighteenth-century phrase that is both descriptive and exclamatory. The surgeon who could produce instant relief and probably cure by the evacuation of pus from an abscess was also praiseworthy and, therefore, was more renowned than less skillful colleagues who incised prematurely or in the wrong place.
A thorough knowledge of facial and neck anatomy is necessary to properly drain a deep abscess, but an abscess confined to the dentoalveolar region presents no anatomic mysteries to the surgeon. Only the thin, bulging mucosa separates the scalpel from the infection. Ideally, abscesses should be drained when fluctuant before spontaneous rupture and drainage. Incision and drainage are best performed at the earliest sign of this ripening of the abscess, although surgical drainage also can be effective early, before the development of classic fluctuance.