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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Apr;45(2):76-82. English. Retracted Publication.
Paul S , Choudhury R , Kumari N , Rastogi S , Sharma A , Singh V , Laskar S , Dubey T .
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Educare Institute of Dental Sciences, Malappuram, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Regional Dental College, Guwahati, India.
Faculty of Dental Sciences, Trauma Centre, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Centre (KDCRC), Moradabad, India.
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre (TMDCRC), Moradabad, India.


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.


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).


PRF is a better alternative than ZOE for the effective management of alveolar osteitis.

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