Objectives: To evaluate the effects of topical hemocoagulase on intra-oral extraction sockets and impact on the healing process as well as to produce a clinico-histological healing score. Study Design: This prospective study compared two extraction sites in each subject. One site received topical hemocoagulase while other site did not receive it. Both the sites were chosen in the same patient and extraction was done at separate intervals. The biopsy was done on a random basis with the pathologist being blinded to the study. Clinical evaluation was done on days 7, 14 and 21. Biopsy was done either on days 7 or 14 for the case as well as for the control. A clinical as well as histological score was developed and the healing was assessed. Statistical analysis was done using Wilcoxon signed rank test and p value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant and z-score was also calculated. Results: The clinical score did not show any statistical significance. The histological total score on day 14 and combined overall analysis of days 7 and 14 showed statistical significance. There was an increased incidence (n = 4) of osteoid formation in the hemocoagulase group on day 14. Conclusion: The application of hemocoagulase may improve and accelerates the process of wound healing in extraction sockets.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery