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Extraction of tooth during acute infection:

 # Extraction of tooth during acute infection:
A. Can cause extensive spread of infection
B. Helps drainage and relieves pain if proper antibiotic is given and its adequate blood level is reached
C. Can cause sudden death due to pulmonary embolism
D. Can lead to trigeminal neuralgia in postoperative period



The correct answer is B. Helps drainage and relieves pain if proper antibiotic is given and its adequate blood level is reached

The most rapid resolution of an infection secondary to pulpal necrosis is obtained, when the tooth is removed as early as possible. Therefore acute infection should not be a contraindication to extraction. If access and anesthetic considerations can be met, the tooth should be removed as early as possible after maintaining proper antibiotic level. 

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