Infection Management

In some cases, our patients suffer from infections that need to be treated. Dr. Dale Gallagher and his team are pleased to offer infection management to ensure that you receive the care you need. Infection can range from being a minor nuisance to life-threatening, and we strive to quickly resolve infections to restore your health and comfort.

The following are the four most important principles of infection management:

  1. The patient must have intact immune response mechanisms. The treatment may not succeed if any condition challenges the intrinsic healing ability of the patient. These conditions may include cancer, malnutrition, diabetes, recent surgery or trauma, chronic steroid use, etc. If you experience any of these conditions, be certain to tell our team.
  2. Identify and remove the cause of the infection. Infection is often caused by dead tissue, which must be removed to allow healing.
  3. Drain the pus. The pus must be drained from the infected tissue to allow for proper healing.
  4. Administer the correct antibiotic. Our oral surgeon will recommend the proper antibiotic treatment to ensure that the infection heals and to prevent its return. Be certain to take your antibiotic as instructed.

If you have any questions or would like more information about infection management in Austin, Texas, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you soon!