The prevalence of post-extraction complications in an outpatient dental clinic in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia--a retrospective survey

Jaafar, N. and Nor, G.M. (2000) The prevalence of post-extraction complications in an outpatient dental clinic in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia--a retrospective survey. Singapore Dental Journal, 23 (1). pp. 24-28. ISSN 0377-5291

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Abstract

The aim of this retrospective study is to report on the prevalence of post-extraction complications among patients attending the Oral Surgery outpatient clinic of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya over a 12-month period from January to December, 1992. The prevalence of post-extraction complications which required further treatment was only 3.4 (n = 100), out of a total of 2968 patients who had extraction of one or more permanent teeth. Analysis based on complete clinical reports (n = 79) showed that dry socket accounted for nine out of ten cases of post-extraction complications. However the aetiology was largely unknown. No obvious association with medical history could be made. Lower teeth were more likely to have complications. The most common teeth associated with dry socket were the molars (76) and premolars (19). The most common molars to be affected are the first, followed by the third and lastly the second molars. A brief review of current aetiological factors of dry socket was discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 11 Export Date: 3 July 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 11602946 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Jaafar, N.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent adult aged article female human Malaysia male middle aged molar tooth mouth ulcer oral bleeding postoperative hemorrhage prevalence tooth extraction tooth pain wound dehiscence Dry Socket Humans Molar Oral Hemorrhage Oral Ulcer Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2012 04:15
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 08:11
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3494

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