Factors Associated with Toothache in Patients Affected by Hereditary Coagulopathies

Larycia Vicente Rodrigues, Mayara dos Santos Camelo Moreira, Carla Ramos de Oliveira, Júlia Julieta de Medeiros, Ana Maria Gondim Valença, Eufrásio de Andrade Lima Neto


Objective: To determine a probabilistic model that represents the likelihood of the event Dental Pain to occur in Brazilians patients affected by hereditary coagulopathies. Material and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, information on use and access to dental services, oral morbidity, self-perceived oral health and behavioral health habits were obtained through semi-structured questionnaire and analyzed by means of logistic regression. Results: High prevalence of dental caries was observed for children aged 1-5 years (50%) and for adolescents aged 13-19 years (66%). Cumulative pattern of dental caries in the age groups of 20-35 years and 36-59 years was observed. Most patients did not report pain in the last six months prior to the survey (24.5%). It was observed that searching for dental care for the last time in case of localized pain (OR=26.7), for feeling uncomfortable when brushing teeth (OR=7.3) and difficulty searching for health professionals, not only the dentist (OR 3.7) was considered risk factors for the determination of Dental Pain diagnosis. However, if the patient has mild hemophilia A (OR=0.21), this likelihood decreases, being thus a protective factor. Conclusion: Patients affected by hereditary coagulopathies have high prevalence of caries, indicating the cumulative nature of this disease, which suggests the symptomatic effect of Dental Pain.


Health Services Research; Oral Health; Blood Coagulation Disorders.

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