Nigerian Journal of Research in Orofacial Infections & Oncology 2022-05-08T11:11:10+00:00 CC Azodo Open Journal Systems <p>Nigerian Journal of Research in Orofacial Infections and Oncology (NJROIO) is a collaborative peer-reviewed journal published by the Network for Oral and Maxillofacial Infection, Oncology and Traumatology in Nigeria<sup>®</sup> <sup> </sup>with Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Periodontics &amp; Health Sciences Research Group, University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State; Community Health Unit, Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State;, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bayero University Kano, Kano StaThis Journal will publish articles in all aspects of Orofacial Infections and Oncology for healthcare and allied professionals as well as students</p> Cerebral Abscess of Odontogenic Origin: A Case Report and Review of Literature 2022-05-08T10:33:11+00:00 Samuel Gbenga ADETUNJI Samuel Gbenga ADETUNJI Anthony Osemwegie OSAGUONA <p><strong>Objective:</strong> Cerebral abscess of odontogenic origin is uncommon and could be associated with life threatening complications if not diagnosed and treated early. Diagnosis could be challenging therefore, detailed history of early toothache and facial swelling in addition to central nervous system (CNS) signs could be a pointer to an odontogenic cause. We report a case of cerebral abscess resulting from pericoronitis of impacted left maxillary third molar in an 18-year male with positive history of substance abuse.</p> <p><strong>Case description:</strong> An unconscious 18-year-old male adolescent with a history of toothache, facial swelling, fever, vomiting, seizures presented in our accident and emergency. Clinical and radiological examination revealed an impacted left maxillary third molar tooth, sinusitis and cerebral abscess. Patient succumbed to the disease during intracranial drainage and removal of offending tooth.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> Oral examination is a very important step whenever cerebral abscess is suspected or diagnosed. Removal of the primary odontogenic cause should be an integral part of the overall management in a multidisciplinary setting like ours.</p> 2022-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Nigerian Journal of Research in Orofacial Infections & Oncology Nigerian Dentists Knowledge and Compliance with Changes in Infection Prevention and Control Protocols for Dental Treatment in the Covid-19 Era. 2022-05-08T10:45:09+00:00 Omolara G. UTI Oyinkansola SOFOLA Uyi I. EKOWMENHENHEN Richard OFIABODHE Uyoyo ODOGU Afesobi LEO-OLAGBAYE Emmanuel ALADENIKA <p><strong>Objective: </strong>To assess the knowledge, practice changes and level of compliance of dentists in Nigeria regarding infection prevention and control (IPC) measures required for dental treatment in the Covid-19 era.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong> This study was part of a national descriptive online survey conducted using google platforms. Information on socio-demographics, knowledge, management practices, access to dental care and willingness to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic were obtained using a 32 item validated self administered questionnaire. Chi-square test was used to determine the association between categorical variables.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> A total of 327 dentists in public (78.9%) and private (21.1%) owned clinics in 6 geopolitical zones of the country participated in the survey with a mean age of 39.9± 9.8 years.</p> <p>The overall level of knowledge of COVID19-related IPC measures when managing dental patients was good (84.1%). However, knowledge of critical aspects of IPC such as appropriate use of personal protective equipment, was not optimal. Similarly, there were several changes in management practices for dental conditions by dentists but compliance levels with IPC protocols were poor (59.3%). &nbsp;There was a significant association between knowledge and level of compliance with IPC practices.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> &nbsp;There was a good level of knowledge of IPC protocols and the attendant changes arising from the COVID19 pandemic among Nigerian Dentists, however, the compliance level to these IPC measures was poor. Also, knowledge was less than optimum in some aspect. Considering the high infectivity of the virus, there is a need to continuously educate dentists on all aspects of IPC against this very contagious disease to guarantee personnel and patient safety.</p> 2021-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irritation Fibroma of the Oro-Facial Region: a retrospective study of cases Treated in a Teaching Hospital in North- West, Nigeria 2022-05-08T10:57:39+00:00 Olatunde Oluleke OMISAKIN Modupe Arinola OGUNSINA Nuhu YUSUF Ramatu Aliyu ZUBAIRU Iko Godwin AYUBA <p><strong>Objective: </strong>Study: Irritation fibroma or traumatic fibroma or fibro-epithelial polyp (FEP) is a benign reactive lesion. It is the most common oral benign tumour. It is mesodermal in origin and has characteristic pink, red or white, and knob-like appearance. It is painless and could present as sessile or pedunculated lesion. Objective of the study was to present the pattern of occurrence and treatment of irritation fibroma occurring in the oro-facial region in our Centre.</p> <p>Methods: This study was a retrospective analysis of cases of irritation fibroma treated at Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria. The period of study spanned from January 2010 to December 2020. Information was collected from the records of the patient and these include: age, gender, aetiology, duration of tumour, location, therapy and histology.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Thirty-nine cases were seen. Males were 14 and female 25. The tongue was most affected (n=15, 38.5%), then the buccal mucosa (n=13, 33.3%), gingivae (n=7, 17.9%), cheek (n=2, 5.1%), nose (n=1, 2.6%) and forehead (n=1, 2.6%). The treatment of the tumour was surgical excision.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong>&nbsp; The tumour despite being a benign reactive lesion, it poses dangers to the victim as periodic trauma to it could aggravate a malignant transformation, therefore urgent treatment must be done.</p> 2021-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022