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Characteristics of Odontogenic Infections that Extended to Maxillofacial Space in Oral and Maxillofacial Emergency Department of Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital in 2017 - 2019

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 1)

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Page : 1044-1046

Keywords : Infection odontogenic abscess;

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Background: Odontogenic infection is an infection that originates from the teeth, which can extend to maxillofacial space. Severe odontogenic infection can lead to changes in general circumstances so hospitalization is needed for optimal treatment. Methods: This research is a retrospectively study by reviewing medical records of patients with diagnosis of odontogenic infections that extend to maxillofacial space that is hospitalized in Dr. Hasan Sadikin Bandung from January 2017 to December 2019. Results: The results found that the average maxillofacial infection sufferers were mostly in the adult age group and occurs more in men (60 %) than in women (40 %). Based on the teeth involved, it was found that most were caused by lower left posterior teeth. Conclusion: The incidence of odontogenic infections is still relatively high despite a decline in the last 3 years. Maxillofacial infections begin with the disruption of oral health so more attention is needed by dental health practitioners. Odontogenic infections can be life threatening.

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