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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Retrospective Analysis of Patients admitted to Emergency Dental Clinic of a Secondary Care Public Hospital in Turkey

Onur Agmaz, Yahya A Acar, Erdem Cevik, Cem Uyguner, Baris E Oral, Cenkhan Bal

Citation Information : Agmaz O, Acar YA, Cevik E, Uyguner C, Oral BE, Bal C. Retrospective Analysis of Patients admitted to Emergency Dental Clinic of a Secondary Care Public Hospital in Turkey. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2017; 6 (1):14-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1146

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 00-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

This study aims to evaluate dental emergency visits in a public hospital as the number of dental emergency visits has recently increased.

Materials and methods

This was a retrospective observational study. This study was approved by the local ethical committee and data were recorded from the dental emergency service record book between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013.

Results

In total, 1,477 (4.01%) patients were admitted to emergency dentist services. Mean age was 24.59 ± 11.07 (min–max: 2–76) and 978 (66.2%) patients were between 19 and 35 years old. The most common diagnosis was pulpitis or periapical abscess (n = 1033, 69.9%) and the most common practice was the prescription of antibiotics and/or analgesics (n = 885, 59.9%).

Conclusion

The latest increase in the number of dental emergency visits is a burden, and emergency physicians must be capable of differentiating the real emergencies from common uncomplicated complaints.

How to cite this article

Agmaz O, Acar YA, Cevik E, Uyguner C, Oral BE, Bal C. Retrospective Analysis of Patients admitted to Emergency Dental Clinic of a Secondary Care Public Hospital in Turkey. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2017;6(1):14-16.


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