Evaluation Of the Effects of Antioxidant Gel on The Palatal Graft Donor Site - A Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial

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Bhavana Garapati
Jaiganesh Ramamurthy
Paladugu Devi Navya

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Evaluation, Clinical, study, conventional

Abstract

Background: FGG is the most effective way to increase the attached gingiva. However, the donor site morbidity is a serious issue following it. Hence to decrease donor site morbidity and promote faster healing a novel antioxidant blue®m gel was used.
Aim: To compare the in vivo effects of the blue®m gel with slow release of oxygen on the healing of donor site.
Materials And Methods: 60 patients undergoing free gingival surgery were included and randomly divided into 2 groups, group 1 (control group) - palatal donor site was covered with AbGelTM alone and, in group 2 (test group)- blue®m gel was applied to the palatal donor site and covered with AbGelTM. Postoperative pain and Wound healing index were calculated at one week and one month.
Results: Immediately After 2 h (immediately after the effect of anesthesia was resolved), no significant difference was found between both groups (p > 0.05). The pain was significantly reduced in both the groups from baseline to 1 week and 1 month (p < 0.05). At one week and After 1 month, there was a significant difference between both groups (p < 0.05). Values from one week to one month (within the groups) in group 1 and group 2 showed a significant difference (p < 0.05). At the 1-week follow-up, there was a statistically significant difference between the groups (p < 0.05). Even at 1 month, a significant difference was found between the groups (p < 0.05).
Conclusion: According to the findings of the present study, using the blue®m oxygen gel as an adjunct to an AbGelTM improves wound healing, stimulates rapid re-epithelization, and relieves postoperative pain compared with the conventional dressing with AbGelTM alone.

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