Research Article| Volume 58, ISSUE 7, P766-770, September 2020

Protection of an intraoral surgical wound with a new dressing: a randomised controlled clinical trial


      Operations that involve the maxillofacial region often require intraoral incisions, and contamination of these wounds is common as a result of the presence of saliva, plaque, and food debris. Postoperative infection is therefore common. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of an intraoral dressing material, Reso-Pac®, in improving postoperative comfort for patients and its effect on wound healing. One hundred patients who required removal of impacted mandibular third molars were recruited, and were randomised into two groups (50 in each). A standardised surgical technique was used for removal of the impacted teeth, and wounds were closed with sutures. Postoperatively, the study group was given Reso-Pac® dressing while the control group was not. Postoperative pain was measured using a visual analogue scale (VAS). Wound healing was assessed with the help of Landry’s scale, and we also measured thermal sensitivity. Data were analysed using the paired t test. The results in the study group were significantly better than those in the control group (p < 0.001). Reso-Pac® promoted wound healing and improved patients’ comfort during the postoperative phase.


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