Objective: To assess the efficacy of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) on the pain and healing of the extraction socket associated with Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket, AO) after removal of maxillary and mandibular molars. Study design: 100 adult patients with age group ranging from 18 to 40 years along with established dry socket after maxillary and mandibular molar extractions who have not received any treatment for the same were included in the study. PRF was placed in the maxillary and mandibular molar extraction sockets after adequate irrigation of the socket. All the patients evaluated for the various study variables which include pain, degree of inflammation, and healthy granulation tissue formation at 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 14th post operative day. Data were analyzed using Shapirowilk's test, chi square test and/or student-t test, Friedman's test, Wilcoxson's signed rank test, and Bonferroni test, with the significance level set at P < 0.05. Results: There was significant reduction in pain associated with AO at the 3rd and 7th postoperative day along with better wound healing by the end of 2nd week. Conclusion: Use of PRF in this study illustrates the promising results in terms of reduced pain and better healing in the patients with Alveolar Osteitits.
Rastogi, S., Choudhury, R., Kumar, A., Manjunath, S., Sood, A., & Upadhyay, H. (2018). Versatility of platelet rich fibrin in the management of alveolar osteitis—A clinical and prospective study. Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research, 8(3), 188–193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobcr.2017.05.002