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Eugenol Paste Reduces Dry Socket After Third Molar Extraction


Background: Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is one of the most common post-surgical complications following the extraction of third molars; however, the best method for preventing its occurrence remains unclear. Objective: To compare the effects of a 0.2% chlorhexidine gel and a eugenol-based paste on the postoperative incidence of alveolar osteitis in patients having third molars extracted. Design: Prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Participants: Hea more...
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