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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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NAPOLES GONZALEZ, Isidro de Jesús et al. Incidence of the alveolitis. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: The alveolitis is a located infection state, where the alveolus is uninhabited or it contains remains of necrotic coagulum and associate it with more frequency to the difficult and traumatic extractions, excess of local anesthesia, general state, bacterial factors and others. Objective: To determine the incidence of the aveolitis in “Las Margaritas” clinic. Method: An observational, descriptive, longitudinal and prospective study in "Las Margaritas" clinic, Carirubana municipality, Falcon state, Venezuela was performed, from January 2005 to August 2006. The universe of the study was constituted by the totality of patients to whom exodontias were carried out and the sample by 76 patients that showed up alveolitis and completed the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The studied variables in the investigation were age and sex, affected areas, type of alveolitis and apparition time. Results: The female sex was the most affected with 46 patients for a 60,5%, and the masculine one with 39,5%. Regarding age this affection prevailed more in the group from 35 to 44 years of which 19 belonged to the female sex, in the masculine one prevailed the group from 45 to 54 years with 13 sick persons. Conclusions: The dental area with more incidence was the mandible, in the molars area with 37 cases, followed by premolars with 20 alveolitis, in the superior arch just 17 patients showed up, in the incisor and canine tooth it was not found great incidence of this infection.

Palabras clave : Dry alveolus [epidemiology].

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