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Contemp Clin Dent. 2013 Jan;4(1):37-41. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.111592.

Comparative evaluation of zinc oxide eugenol versus gelatin sponge soaked in plasma rich in growth factor in the treatment of dry socket: An initial study.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to report a comparison between the zinc oxide eugenol dressing and plasma rich in growth factor (PRGF) with gelatin sponge in the treatment of dry socket.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This study comprised of 45 patients of dry socket in the span of one year. The patients were randomly divided into three groups on the basis of treatments: Group A (PRGF with gelatin sponge), group B (zinc oxide eugenol group), and group C (irrigation with sterile saline only). The clinical progress was noted at 1(st), 2(nd), 3(rd), 7(th), and 15(th) day after the treatment.

RESULTS:

Patient's healing was better in group A than in group B but symptomatic pain relief was faster in group B. Group C fared worst in both aspects.

CONCLUSION:

We conclude that PRGF with gelatin sponge might be a treatment of choice in the management of dry socket.

KEYWORDS:

Alveolitis; gelatin sponge; plasma rich in growth factor

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