versão ISSN 1029-3019
PEREZ BARRERO, Bernardo Ricardo et al. Acute pericoronitis in adolescents and young adults in a dentist's office from the Venezuelan municipality of Valencia. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.11, pp. 1548-1556. ISSN 1029-3019.
A longitudinal prospective study was carried out to describe pericoronitis in 150 patients from 15 to 26 years, intentionally selected from over 200 who attended Adaca dentist's office from "Socorro" community comprehensive health area in the Venezuelan municipality of Valencia, Carabobo State, from September 2009 to February 2010. Our cases were distributed into group I consisting of 75 individuals with diagnosis of retained or semi-retained teeth, and group II with the same number of people but without that condition in the teeth. To relate the variables each chi-square probability distribution was used with a level of association=0,05, and to determine the estimated risk odds ratio was used and 95 % confidence intervals were calculated. Male patients of 15-20 years prevailed in the series, and pericoronitis was found in 24,0 % of the total with a higher risk association in the group I, in most of whom both acute forms of congestive or serous and suppurative inflammation were observed. The third molar was the most affected in both groups.
Palavras-chave : pericoronitis; microbial flora; retained teeth; semi-retained teeth; third molar; Venezuela.