Maxillofacial infection. A retrospective evaluation of eight years

Authors

  • Bruno Veronez Universidade de São Paulo - USP
  • Fernando Pando de Matos Universidade de São Paulo - USP
  • Marcelo Silva Monnazzi Universidade de São Paulo - USP
  • Alexander Tadeu Sverzut Universidade de São Paulo - USP
  • Cássio Edvard Sverzut Universidade de São Paulo - USP
  • Alexandre Elias Trivellato Universidade de São Paulo - USP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v13i2.8640900

Keywords:

Focal infection, dental, Epidemiology, Retrospective studies

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.

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Author Biographies

Bruno Veronez, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Fernando Pando de Matos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Marcelo Silva Monnazzi, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Alexander Tadeu Sverzut, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Cássio Edvard Sverzut, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Alexandre Elias Trivellato, Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Dental School of Ribeirão Preto, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology, Ribeirão Preto, SP.

Published

2015-10-07

How to Cite

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Veronez B, Matos FP de, Monnazzi MS, Sverzut AT, Sverzut CE, Trivellato AE. Maxillofacial infection. A retrospective evaluation of eight years. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Oct. 7 [cited 2022 Dec. 8];13(2):98-103. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8640900

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