Revista Médica Electrónica
versión ISSN 1684-1824
CIGALES REYES, Anabel et al. Epidemiologic behavior of the dental caries urgency. Teaching policlinic 7 de Diciembre. Jaguey Grande-September-December 2007. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.4, pp. 416-422. ISSN 1684-1824.
The dental caries is a high prevalence disease, causing unpleasant episodes to all the people suffering them. With the objective of characterizing the epidemiologic behavior of the dental caries urgencies, a descriptive transversal study was carried out at the Teaching Policlinic 7 de Diciembre, Jaguey Grande, province of Matanzas, in the period from September to November 2007. The universe was formed by 1 420 patients assisting the urgency service and the sample by 1 260 whose urgencies were dental caries. The studied variables were age, genre, scholarship, area of precedence and consultation motive. The information was obtained from the clinical records. It was proved that the dental caries is the first cause demanding urgency care in the stomatologic service, that the patient assisting more frequently to the urgency services for dental caries are the female one who are 20-34 years old, most of them with a senior high school scholarship and living in rural areas.
Palabras llave : caries dental; prevalencia; epidemiología; consulta de urgencia estomatológica; dental caries; prevalence; stomatologic urgency consultation.