Research Article
Volume 17 Issue 6 - 2018
Prevalence and characterization of Odontogenic Infections in the Public Assistance Emergency Hospital between the Months of July to September of the Year 2015: Prospective Study
Rodrigo Badilla Monasterio1 and Sebastian Garrido Henriquez2*
1Cirujano Maxilo Facial, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2Cirujano Dentista, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
*Corresponding Author:Sebastian Garrido Henriquez, Cirujano Dentista, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile.
Received: March 27, 2018; Published: May 22, 2018
Citation: Rodrigo Badilla Monasterio and Sebastian Garrido Henriquez. “Prevalence and characterization of Odontogenic Infections in the Public Assistance Emergency Hospital between the Months of July to September of the Year 2015: Prospective Study”. EC Dental Science 17.6 (2018): 880-891.
Abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of infections of odontogenic origin, describing the clinical characteristics, vectors of dissemination and complications, with regard to the “Public Assistance Emergency Hospital’s” patients, examined during the months from July to September 2015.
The Study’s Design: It was a descriptive and prospective study, conducted at between the months of July and September 2015.
Results: 134 patients were examined with infections of an odontogenic origin. The average age of patients was 39 years and the ratio of men to women was 1:1. There were 6.992 examinations undertaken in the course of the study and odontogenic infections corresponded to 7% of all diagnoses, according to the criteria of inclusion. Sub-mucosal abscesses were diagnosed in 53% of the patients, whilst submandibular phlegmon was the primary diagnosis for patients in need of hospitalization.
Conclusion: The Treatments performed in the service of dental emergency unit of HUAP are 91% of surface anatomical spaces and 9% of deep anatomical spaces, of which 99% are resolved on an outpatient basis and 1% required hospitalization.
Keywords: Odontogenic Infections; Abscess; Facial Cellulitis; Phlegmon; Mediastinitis
Copyright: © 2018 Rodrigo Badilla Monasterio and Sebastian Garrido Henriquez. 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 author and source are credited.

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