To evaluate the efficacy of intra-alveolar irrigation made with clindamycin, rifampicin and sterile saline on pain and alveolar mucosa healing in the treatment of alveolar osteitis (dry socket).
Fifty-four patients diagnosed with alveolar osteitis were divided into three groups for the treatment protocol. Sterile saline was used in Group A, rifampicin was used in Group B and clindamycin was used in Group C for intra-alveolar irrigation. In the groups, the patients were evaluated for their pain levels and alveolar mucosa healing.
The incidence of alveolar osteitis was significantly higher in females and mandibles at a statistically significant. In the group that used clindamycin for intra-alveolar irrigation, the pain level was found lower than the two other groups. Clindamycin and rifampicin groups were superior to the sterile saline group in clinical alveolar mucosa healing.
Irrigation with clindamycin appears to reduce the pain associated with alveolar osteitis when compared to rifampicin and sterile saline. In the treatment of alveolar osteitis, irrigation with antibiotics following curettage was found effective for pain relief and alveolar mucosa healing.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Alveolar osteitis, Rifampicin, Clindamycin, Pain, Alveolar mucosa healing