PREVALENCE OF DENTAL ABSCESS AS ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES OF DENTAL PAIN IN PATIENTS PRESENTING IN OUTDOOR DEPARTMENT

  1. DR. SARIA KHAN, MULTAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL COLLEGE
  2. DR. FAHMINA JAMIL, LAHORE MEDICAL AND DENTAL HOSPITAL
  3. DR. ZUNAIR KAREEM, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL DGKHAN
Corresponding Author: Dr. Saria Khan, Multan Medical and Dental College, sariakhan7075@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4062225
Cite this article as: Khan S, Jamil F, Kareem Z. Prevalence of dental abscess as one of the major causes of dental pain in patients presenting in outdoor department. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 340-44

ABSTRACT: Dental pain, is pain in the teeth or their supporting structures, caused by dental diseases or pain referred to the teeth by non-dental diseases. When severe it may impact sleep, eating, and other daily activities. This observational study was conducted in different dental outdoor departments. All the patients presenting with dental pain were included in this study and the reason of their pain was noted after proper examination. Relevant investigations were carried out. A total of 247 patients were included in this study. The mean age of the patients was 25.34±4.37 years. The mean duration of disease of 28.12±3.23 days. There were 145 males and 102 females in the study. Among the main causes of dental pain, there were tooth abscess (15%), tooth decay (12%), gum disease (10%), tooth fractures (9%), temperature sensitivity (9%), damaged fillings or dental sealants (8%), teeth grinding (8%) and improper brushing or flossing (7%) and various others.

Keywords: Dental Pain, Outdoor Department