Testing & Diagnosis for Dentoalveolar Infections in Children


At Boston Children’s Hospital, we believe that the first step in treating your child’s dentoalveolar infection is forming an accurate and complete diagnosis. 

When you bring your child in for an evaluation, we will perform a thorough examination of the affected tooth and the surrounding area to look for swelling and signs of infection. 

  • A X-ray helps identify the abscess or impacted tooth.
  • A blood test may be needed to look for signs of infection.