Acute Apical Abscess Treatment with an Iranian Folk Remedy: A Case Report

International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports

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Title Acute Apical Abscess Treatment with an Iranian Folk Remedy: A Case Report
Creator Ghahramani, Selda
Babaeian, Mohammad
Description Background: There are only a few treatment approaches for periapical abscess as a prevalent complication and as the most common type of dental abscess. Drainage and/or antibiotic therapy is the first step to treat this infection, depending on its severity and symptoms.
Case Presentation: Amoxicillin/clavulanate (TID for 3 days), clindamycin (QID for 3 days), and a single local dose of an Iranian home remedy called metmeto, a mixture of toasted flour and ghee covered with a sterile piece of cotton fabric-, were respectively prescribed, for a 32-year-old male patient with a spreading periapical abscess. The first two antibiotics were not able to mitigate the symptoms (pain, inflammation,infection, etc.), while the abscess disappeared remarkably the morning after using a single dose of metmeto “as a dressing” for 6 hours. To eliminate the possible riskof recurrence, the patient underwent an endodontic retreatment after 2 weeks.
Conclusion: Some folk home remedies such as metmeto can be considered for treatment of dental problemsas noninvasive and safe choices. Further studies are necessary to conclude a causal association.
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
Date 2021-03-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports; 2021 - Volume 14 [Issue 1]; 15-19
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Ghahramani and Babaeian; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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