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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2014, pp. 98-103
Bioline Code: os14019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2014, pp. 98-103

 en Maxillofacial infection. A retrospective evaluation of eight years
Veronez, Bruno; de Matos, Fernando Pando; Monnazzi, Marcelo Silva; Sverzut, Alexander Tadeu; Sverzut, Cássio Edvard & Trivellato, Alexandre Elias

Abstract

Aim:To evaluate medical records from patients who had maxillofacial infections between August 2002 and May 2010. Methods: Analysis of 157 patients’ data looking for epidemiology, causes of the infection, type of treatment established and complications. Results: 113 patients had odontogenic infections and 44 had non-odontogenic infections. The white ethnicity was the most affected (64.33%), prevailing the men (53.5%). The odontogenic infections occurred mostly at the mandible (55.74%), involving the posterior teeth (82%). Dental decay was the main etiology (90.90%). The most affected facial anatomic region was the submandibular (42.85%). Surgical treatment was required in 76% of the cases. Conclusions: Maxillofacial infections should be treated as soon as possible. Even without culture and antibiogram results, it was possible to treat the infection and to reestablish tissue function.

Keywords
focal infection; dental; epidemiology; retrospective studies

 
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