Manejo de urgencias odontológicas en pacientes afiliados al Seguro Social Campesino El Porvenir, El Carmen, Ecuador

Gema Daniela López-Vera, María Teresa Torres-Rodríguez

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Introduction: dental urgencies that daily present in the odontological field are of great importance, so it is necessary to know how to manage them and that way to avoid posterior consequences that could put life at risk. Objective: to diagnose how to manage odontological urgencies in the Ecuadorian Institute of Rural Social Security Materials and methods: descriptive, quantitative, cross-sectional study, with a sample of 60 users. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were also taken in to account. Structured inquiries were used as data collection techniques—based on the odontological protocols of the Ministry of Public Health (2014) and the COVID odontological emergency protocol (2020)—, which indicate emergencies management in the mentioned field. The service was evaluated through the percentages reflected in the emergency management enquiry and the most frequent types of pathologies. Results: 82% of those surveyed stated that they received an immediate attention to their dental emergency. 95% said that they were given an adequate attention according to their quality emergency. Besides that, the most frequent emergency types were evaluated, highlighting dental infection (50%), deep caries (20%), extraction (15%), fracture (8%) and impacted third molar (2%). Conclusion: It is concluded that in the Rural Social Security El Porvenir, the good management of odontological urgencies stood out. This is reflected in the use of maneuvers and protocols that are determined in the area of dentistry.

Título traducido de la contribuciónManagement of odontological urgencies in patients affiliated to the Rural Social Security El Porvenir, El Carmen, Ecuador
Idioma originalEspañol
PublicaciónRevista Medica Electronica
EstadoPublicada - 2023

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Palabras clave

  • emergency management
  • knowledge of emergencies
  • types of emergencies

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