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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2017, vol. 23, issue 3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017233.1702
Published online: 27 September 2017

Original article

J of IMAB 2017 Jul-Sep;23(3):1702-1705
Ivan Chenchev ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Vasilena Ivanova ORCID logo, Dobrinka DobrevaORCID logo, Deyan Neychev ORCID logo
Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University –Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The purpose of this research was to evaluate the possibility of treating dry socket with platelet rich fibrin and to determine time for pain relief and socket epithelisation after treatment.
Material and Methods: Eighteen patients (15 female and 3 male) with a dry socket on both jaws were enrolled in this clinical study. Sixteen of the cases were on the lower jaw, and two were on the upper jaw. To evaluate the subjective feelings of pain after the treatment, we applied a standard visual analogue scale. The level of pain was assessed on the 24th hour, on the 5th and on the 7th day after the treatment. To assess the healing process, we evaluated the socket epithelisation clinically on the 5th, 7th, 10th and 14th day.
Results: In the treated patients the feeling of pain disappeared quickly after the treatment – around the 24th hour (VAS of 24th hour – 1.9±0.38 cm). Complete epithelisation was observed 7-10 days after the treatment.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that platelet rich fibrin can be successfully used in the treatment of dry socket.

Keywords: platelet-rich fibrin, dry socket, tooth extraction, pain,

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Chenchev I, Ivanova V, Dobreva D, Neychev D. Treatment of dry socket with platelet-rich fibrin. J of IMAB. 2017 Jul-Sep;23(3):1702-1705. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2017233.1702

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Ivan Chenchev, PhD; Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev str., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: ivan_chenchev@yahoo.com

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Received: 14 May 2017
Published online: 27 September 2017

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