Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--41

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


US Pal1, Balendra Pratap Singh2, Vikas Verma2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
U S Pal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh -.226 003
India

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«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Pal U S, Singh BP, Verma V. 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.Contemp Clin Dent 2013;4:37-41


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Pal U S, Singh BP, Verma V. 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. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 May 25 ];4:37-41
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