Emergencies in dentistry: a retrospective study

Maria Cristina MUNERATO, Diogo Luís FIAMINGHI, Paulo C. PETRY

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to perform a restrospective epidemiological survey of the emergency cases perfomed in the Emergency Clinics of Dental School - UFRGS, from June to Semptember of 2002. 918 patients were treated and the analyzed data were: age. gender, medical history, use of medicaments, diagnosis related to the complaint and the stomatological conditions as well the treatment performed. The results indicated that: 63,51% of the patients were 21-50 year old; females (65,24%) prevailed over males (34,76%); the main reasons for consultations were: pulpitis, acute dento-alveolar abscess deep caries, necrosis, caries periodontal abcess and dental fractures. The treatments more used were: endodontic access, temporary filling, extraction and prescription of medicaments.

Keywords


Emergencies; Epidemology; Epidemologic study; Dental care



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.7649

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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