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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MASHHAD DENTAL SCHOOL   Spring-Summer 2006 , Volume 30 , Number 1-2; Page(s) 1 To 8.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF DENTAL ABSCESSES IN CHILDREN REFERRING TO PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT OF MASHHAD DENTAL SCHOOL IN 2003

 
 
Author(s):  EBRAHIMI M.*, TALEBI M.
 
* DEPT. OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY AND DENTAL RESEARCH CENTER OF MASHHAD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MASHHAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: The purpose of this study was evaluation of the prevalence of dental abscesses, treatment and healing rate in the patients 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 dental infections. During this study, 93 children (50 girls, 43 boys) with dental abscesses coming to the pediatric department for 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 was in 6 year old children (20.4%), among which 68.4% were acute abscess. The most teeth involved were the primary molars 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 importance of maintaining them until 10-12 year old, early diagnosis and treatment of dental caries and abscesses is necessary.

 
Keyword(s): DENTAL ABSCESS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHILDREN
 
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