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Characterization, Management, and Epidemiology of Odontogenic Infections: An Analysis of 103 Cases at a Major Regional Medical Center

Version 1 : Received: 30 October 2020 / Approved: 2 November 2020 / Online: 2 November 2020 (10:33:47 CET)

How to cite: Sun, H.; Yu, W.; Sun, S.; Lee, S.; Farhood, V.; Afzali, P. Characterization, Management, and Epidemiology of Odontogenic Infections: An Analysis of 103 Cases at a Major Regional Medical Center. Preprints 2020, 2020110018 Sun, H.; Yu, W.; Sun, S.; Lee, S.; Farhood, V.; Afzali, P. Characterization, Management, and Epidemiology of Odontogenic Infections: An Analysis of 103 Cases at a Major Regional Medical Center. Preprints 2020, 2020110018

Abstract

Odontogenic infections are infections of the orofacial structures arising from dental disease. Despite its preventability, it exerts a significant burden on healthcare infrastructure worldwide. Our study explored the various different microbiological, social, and epidemiological characteristics of 103 cases of odontogenic infections at our regional center which demonstrated specific predilections for the young and middle-aged, those with diabetes mellitus, African American/Black and Hispanic ethnicities, posterior teeth, left-sided dentition, and male gender. However, nuances and exceptions to these trends were also seen with specific groups that may complicate treatment.

Subject Areas

odontogenic infection; dental abscess; head and neck infection; dental epidemiology; racial discrepancy; gender discrepancy

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