Incidence of Single and Multiple Facial Spaces (Priary and Secondary) Involvement in Orofacial Infection of Odontogenic Origin
Aims of study: Determine most common single or multiple facial spaces involved in oro-facial infections. Materials and methods: 45 patients with different forms of orofacial infections, data regarding age, gender, facial space involvement, presenting signs were collected through history, clinical examination and radiographs; the treatment has been completed for all patients. Results: Patients with orofacial infections showed a male to female ratio of 1:1.25. The mean age was 33 years. Most of the patients were in the 4th decade 27%of life. The most common single facial space involved was submandibular space (65%), then canine space (22%), while most common multiple spaces involved were (Submandibular submental) (40%) equally with (Retropharyngeal, parapharyngeal, submandibular submassetric and buccal)(40%). Conclusion: Orofacial infections were more common in females, in the third and fourth decade of life, the most common single facial space involved was submandibular space, while most common multiple spaces involved were (Submandibular and submental).
Noor A Sulaiman and Sabah A Issa