This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of two types of drains for severe odontogenic infection management
Thirty-eight patients with severe odontogenic infections underwent drainage that was performed under general anesthesia and, according to the type of drain used, were randomized and separated into two groups: irrigating (n=19) and non-irrigating drain (n=19) groups. Data such as age, ethnicity, sex, number of teeth, and fascial spaces were collected on admission through anamnesis. Clinical and laboratory parameters were checked every 24 hours until discharge. Symptom evolution was monitored daily using a visual analog scale. The Mann–Whitney U test was used for the primary outcome, and a P-value of lower than 0.05 was considered to indicate statistical significance
No statistically significant difference in the overall length of stay was observed. Statistically significant differences in parameters such as pain, odynophagia, and leukocyte and segmented neutrophil counts were observed
Non-irrigating drains may be as effective as irrigating drains in treating severe odontogenic infections
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Accepted: February 8, 2023
Received in revised form: January 25, 2023
Received: November 17, 2022
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