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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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MONTORO FERRER, Yunaisy et al. Dental emergencies caused by pulpar lesions. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2012, vol.49, n.4, pp.286-294. ISSN 0034-7507.

There is a range of diseases that make the patients go to the dental emergency service; most of them result from pulp disorders due to the painful symptoms that characterize them. The objective of this paper was to describe the behavior of pulp diseases in patients from the health area of "27 de Noviembre2dental clinic in the period of October 2008 through December 2009. To this end, a cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in 173 adult patients aged 19 to 59 years and diagnosed as having any of the acute pulp diseases, Out of the total number of diagnosed cases, 81 (46.8 %) had irreversible acute pulpitis, 34.7 % suffered transient pulpitis and 18.5 % presented pulp hyperemia. The most affected teeth were molars and the type of pulp lesion did not depend either on the dental group or on the causative factor, being the dental caries highly predominant, since it accounted for 65.9 %. Pain, in terms of type and intensity, depends on the type of pulp lesion according to Pearson's statistic X2 results achieved in the study. Spontaneous pain, which was not mild in any case, was just present in patients with irreversible acute pulpitis.

Palabras clave : dental emergencies; pulp diseases; pulp lesions.

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