Dental consultations requested to the maxillofacial surgery division in a hospital in Brazil

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  • Camila Longoni Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Adriana Corsetti Departamento de Cirurgia Oral e Maxilofacial e Ortodontia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
  • Angelo Luiz Freddo Departamento de Cirurgia Oral e Maxilofacial e Ortodontia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
  • Edela Puricelli Departamento de Cirurgia Oral e Maxilofacial e Ortodontia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
  • Deise Ponzoni Departamento de Cirurgia Oral e Maxilofacial e Ortodontia, Faculdade de Odontologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

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Dental consultations, inpatients, oral and maxillofacial surgery

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Introduction: This study analyzed dental consultation requests to the division of oral and maxillofacial surgery in a Brazilian tertiary hospital.

 

Methods: A cross-sectional study with data collected retrospectively from inpatients’ electronic medical records containing dental consultation requests made between January 2013 and December 2017.

 

Results: 327 consultation requests were analyzed. Mean (SD) patient age was 38.71 (24.4) years; 164 (50.2%) were male and 267 (81.7%) were Caucasian. Regarding systemic conditions, 34 (10.4%) were classified as ASA I, 86 (26.3%) as ASA II, 182 (55.7%) as ASA III, and 25 (7.6%) as ASA IV. Dental consultations were mostly requested by the internal medicine team (n = 42, 12.8%). The most common reason for consultation was septic teeth (n = 131, 40.1%). Complementary tests were required in 188 (57.5%) cases. Surgical intervention was required in 82 (25.0%), with tooth extraction as the most prevalent procedure (20.2%). The most demanding service was inpatient care, with 276 (84.4%) requests. Cases were resolved in 249 (76.1%).

 

Conclusions: The division of oral and maxillofacial surgery in our hospital deals with a great amount of consultations, contributing with surgical procedures to the adequacy of patients’ oral health with a high effectiveness rate. Our data illustrate the contribution of dentists in a hospital setting, assisting the medical team in providing comprehensive care for inpatients.

 

Keywords: Dental consultations; inpatients; oral and maxillofacial surgery

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2020-03-25

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Longoni C, Corsetti A, Freddo AL, Puricelli E, Ponzoni D. Dental consultations requested to the maxillofacial surgery division in a hospital in Brazil. Clin Biomed Res [Internet]. 25º de março de 2020 [citado 29º de novembro de 2022];39(4). Disponível em: https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/hcpa/article/view/93275

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