Authors: Laskin DM.
Title: Anatomic considerations in diagnosis and treatment of odontogenic infections.
Journal: J Am Dent Assoc
Date: Sep 1964
Citation: 69:308-16
Category: Diagnosis and Case Selection
Evidence-based Ranking: 5
Purpose/Objectives: To provide a comprehensive guide of the regional anatomy, namely the relationship of the teeth, alveolar process, and arrangement of the muscles and fascia of the face and neck, which direct the spread of dental infections. Early diagnosis will aid treatment and management of these infections.

Results: The following sites of localization are described: 1 – Oral Vestibule 2 – Canine Space 3 – Palatal 4 – Submental Space 5 – Sublingual Space 6 – Submandibular Space 7 – Buccal Space 8 – Pterygomandibular Space

Author’s Conclusion: The most frequent breakdowns in each jaw (from numbers above): Maxillary: Centrals – 1 Laterals – 1, 3 Canine – 1, 2 Bicuspid – 1, 3 Molars1, 3, 7 Mandibular: Incisors – 1, 4 Cuspids – 1 Bicuspids – 1 1st Molars – 1, 5, 7 2nd Molars – 1, 5, 6, 7 3rd Molars – 6, 8

Reviewer’s Comments: The summary above is also listed in the article’s Table. The photographs and diagrams clearly depict the spaces and should be reviewed.