Effect of Aloe vera mouthwash on postoperative complications after impacted third molar surgery: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial

Fallahi, H.R. and Hamadzade, H. and Mohseni Nezhad, A. and Zandian, D. and Taghizadeh, M. (2016) Effect of Aloe vera mouthwash on postoperative complications after impacted third molar surgery: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology, 28 (5). pp. 392-396.

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of Aloe vera mouthwash on postoperative complications after impacted third molar surgery. Patients and methods The randomized double blind clinical trial was conducted on 20 healthy adults with bilateral symmetrical impacted third molar teeth. Participants in the study received Aloe vera and normal saline (as placebo) mouthwash after each side surgery. Evaluation was made by assessing cheek swelling, trismus, incidence of dry socket and VAS (for pain scoring) over a time period of 1, 3, 5 and 7 days after operation. Results The group using Aloe vera presented less swelling than the normal saline group over the following days, but data was significant only on day 3 (P < 0.029). Postoperative pain was found to be significantly less in the Aloe vera group as compared to the normal saline group on postoperative days 1 (P < 0.023) and 3 (P < 0.007). Trismus and dry socket were both lower than that observed in the control group over the following days too, but this reduction did not have any statistical meaning. Conclusion The results of this study suggest that Aloe vera mouthwash is effective in the management of postoperative complications, especially pain and swelling. © 2016 Asian AOMS, ASOMP, JSOP, JSOMS, JSOM, and JAMI

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Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Nutrition
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2017 07:56
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2017 07:56
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/86

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