Prevalence of different types of dental abscesses in children referring to pediatric department of Mashhad Dental School in 2003

Ebrahimi, Maasoumeh and Talebi, Maryam (2006) Prevalence of different types of dental abscesses in children referring to pediatric department of Mashhad Dental School in 2003. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 30 (Issue). pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Introduction:The purpose of this study was evaluation of the prevalence of dental abscesses, treatment and healing rate in thepatients who referred to the pediatric department of dental school.Materials & Methods:This descriptive cross-sectional study is based on the question answer and clinical evaluation of children with dentalinfections. During this study, 93 children (50girls, 43boys) with dental abscesses coming to the pediatric departmentfor treatment, were evaluated. Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis.Results:In this evaluation, 93 children (50 girls and 43 boys) were studied and evaluated. The most abscess prevalence wasin 6 year old children (20.4), among which 68.4 were acute abscess. The most teeth involved were the primarymolars of mandible. The major treatments were combination of antibiotic therapy, drainage and pulpectomy.Conclusion:According to high prevalence of dental abscesses in primary molars at the age of six in our society and importanceof maintaning them untill 10-12 year old, early diagnosis and treatment of dental caries and abscesses is necessary.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:42
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:42
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3650

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