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Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 349–354 | Cite as

Comparative Evaluation of Er:Cr:YSGG, Diode Laser and Alvogyl in the Management of Alveolar Osteitis: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study

  • Amita RaniEmail author
  • Sujata Mohanty
  • Pankaj Sharma
  • Jitender Dabas
Clinical Paper

Abstract

Introduction

Alveolar osteitis (AO) is a well-known complication following tooth extraction. Plethora of literature is available regarding its treatment modalities signifying that none of the treatment is as effective as any another treatment. LASER on the other hand, has been used to promote soft tissue healing.

Material and method

In order to evaluate the effects of laser on healing of AO we undertook a randomized clinical trial. In the trial, sixty patients diagnosed with AO were randomly divided into three groups viz: alvogyl, diode laser and Er:Cr:YSGG laser (erbium chromium yttrium scandium gallium garnet).

Results

On analyzing the results, diode laser at 1.0 W power settings (energy: 20–25 J/cm2) in non-contact, continuous mode was found to be the most effective for both pain relief and healing improvement.

Conclusion

The diode laser is an acceptable and effective non-dressing treatment modality for alveolar osteitis, which is the most common painful complication following extraction.

Keywords

Alveolar osteitis Low level laser therapy Erbium chromium yttrium scandium gallium garnet laser Alvogyl 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are most grateful to Professor Arundeep Kaur Lamba for providing her departmental Laser Devices for the use of study.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

None.

Ethical Approval

Prior ethical approval was taken from Ethical Committee of Institute.

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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amita Rani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sujata Mohanty
    • 1
  • Pankaj Sharma
    • 1
  • Jitender Dabas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMaulana Azad Institute of Dental SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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