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Dr. Lavanya. M. K, Dr. Arun M



Background: Common surgical procedure done by maxillofacial surgeon is Surgical extraction of impacted third molar mostly it is associated with postoperative sequelae which cause discomfort and affects day to day activities of patients. This study aims at assessing the efficiency of topical application of Hyaluronic acid gel in wound healing of impacted mandibular third molar (IMTM).

Materials and Method: A sample of 30 patients who have been presented with Pell and Gregory class II IMTM were included in this study. Samples have been divided into two groups - study group (n=15) and control group (n= 15). Topical application of 0.2% Hyaluronic acid gel in the study group. Wound healing was assessed with a modified laundry scale on the third and seventh postoperative day. The data was analyzed using SPSS for Windows [SPSS ver 22.0, IBM Corp., Armonk, NY]. Categorical data was compared between the groups using Chi square test.

Result: The mean age of the participants was 26.67 years. Out of which 62% (19 patients) were male and 48% (11 Patients) were female. A statistically significant improvement in wound healing is observed on the seventh day while no significant improvement (p=0.07) in wound healing is observed on the third postoperative day (p=0.01).

Conclusion: The study result revealed that topical use of 0.2%Hyaluronic acid gel is a simple method which is effective enhance wound healing on the seventh postoperative day in IMTM surgery. However, the intensity of pain was comparable between study and control group.


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Dr. Arun M, D. L. M. K. (2024). EFFECTIVENESS OF HYALURONIC ACID GEL IN THIRD MOLAR SURGEON. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1133–1136. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/432

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