Presentation and Sources of Pediatric Odontogenic Infection

Authors

  • Sahar Abdualkader Ismaeel
  • Saif Saadedeen Abdulrazaq
  • Reem Fadhil Abbas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17056

Keywords:

Odontogenic infection; dental abscess; surgical drainage; fascial spaces.

Abstract

Background and Objectives: The causes, clinical presentation and management of the odontogenic
infection in children during the mixed and premixed dentition period should be thoroughly studied as it
differs from that of adults. The study aimed to identify the common sources and presentation of dental
infection in those children.
Methods: The selected cases were 122 (54 females and 68 males). All cases presented with odontogenic
infection, examined meticulously to diagnose the source of infection.
Results: The mean age was 6.5 years old (The age range was 3-10 years). The most common source of
infection in primary teeth was the second primary molars (38 cases; 31.1%). The most common source of
infection in permanent teeth was the first permanent lower molars (30 cases; 24.6%). The most common
presentation was vestibular swelling (56 cases; 45.9%).
Conclusion: Dental care should be provided early especially to the permanent first molars in children to
avoid losing them. Teamwork between the oral surgeon and the general pediatrician is necessary for better
management.

Author Biographies

Sahar Abdualkader Ismaeel

Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Saif Saadedeen Abdulrazaq

Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of
Baghdad, Iraq

Reem Fadhil Abbas

Specialist, Department of Periodontics, Al-Shaikh Omar Specialist Dental Center, Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Sahar Abdualkader Ismaeel, Saif Saadedeen Abdulrazaq, & Reem Fadhil Abbas. (2021). Presentation and Sources of Pediatric Odontogenic Infection. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2339-2343. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17056