Oral and Rectal Sedation with Diazepam for Uncooperative Child during Dental Procedure


Aims: To identify the clinical picture and the association between dry socket and severe postoperativedevelopment with one of the systemic risk factors (typhoid fever). Materials and Methods: Twentyadult (both sexes) patients attended dental clinic searching for different dental treatments were studied.The clinical picture of 6 months period study was evaluated by completing two case sheet forms. Theywere diagnosed having dry sockets and severe postoperative pain. Blood samples were taken for bacteriological,serological and hematological study to diagnose typhoid fever. These tests included WAT,WFT, WBCs and blood culture. Results: Significant correlation existed between postoperative painand typhoid fever examined by BC and the highest percentage was with dry socket (61.5%) followedby WFT (57.1%(, WAT (44.4%) using two tests for diagnosis showed that WFT and BC gave 97.9%positive for dry socket and Kappa test was 88%, while WAT and WBCs or WFT and WAT gave theleast non significant correlation. Conclusion: There was a strong correlation between dry socket andtyphoid fever and the most sensitive tests for diagnosis was BC followed by WFT, WBCs and WAT