third molar pathologies, dental emergency visits
Individuals with symptomatic third molar pathologies frequently seek dental care at emergency departments or urgent dental care centers. This is becoming a dental public health problem, when repeated dental emergency appointments are sought for treatment of symptomatic contralateral wisdom teeth. Body: We designed a retrospective review study of adults 18 years and older with an initial dental emergency visit related to third molar pathology at a single dental urgent care center, at the University of Rochester. Conclusion: A sub-optimal oral health is a predictor for future emergency dental visits, due to pathology of remaining third molars.
Rivera, Armando U. DDS; Linda Rasubala DDS, PhD; Gilbert H. Schulenberg DDS; Changyong Feng PhD; Hans Malmstrom DDS; and Yan-Fang Ren DDS, MPH, PhD
"Evaluating Repeated Dental Emergency Visits Related to Third Molar Pathologies in an Urgent Dental Care Center,"
The New York State Dental Journal: Vol. 89:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/nysdj/vol89/iss1/2