J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  2019 Apr;45(2):76-82. 10.5125/jkaoms.2019.45.2.76.

Is treatment with platelet-rich fibrin better than zinc oxide eugenol in cases of established dry socket for controlling pain, reducing inflammation, and improving wound healing?

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Malappuram, India.
  • 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Regional Dental College, Guwahati, India.
  • 3Faculty of Dental Sciences, Trauma Centre, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
  • 4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre (KDCRC), Moradabad, India. docos79@gmail.com
  • 5Department of Public Health Dentistry, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre (TMDCRC), Moradabad, India.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
To appraise the effectiveness of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in the management of established dry socket in terms of pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Two hundred patients with established alveolar osteitis were studied to determine the efficacy of PRF and zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) for pain control, inflammation reduction, and wound healing. Patients were randomly allocated to Group A (PRF) or Group B (ZOE). Patients were examined on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 14th postoperative day and evaluated for pain using visual analogue scale scores, inflammation with a gingival index score, and wound healing through a determination of the number of bony walls exposed.
RESULTS
Group A showed better results in terms of pain remission, control of inflammation, and wound healing compared to Group B. Results between groups were statistically significant (P<0.05).
CONCLUSION
PRF is a better alternative than ZOE for the effective management of alveolar osteitis.

Keyword

Dry socket; Pain; Platelet-rich fibrin; Wound healing

MeSH Terms

Dry Socket*
Eugenol*
Fibrin*
Humans
Inflammation*
Periodontal Index
Wound Healing*
Wounds and Injuries*
Zinc Oxide*
Zinc*
Eugenol
Fibrin
Zinc
Zinc Oxide
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