Concentrated growth factors vs leukocyte‐and‐ platelet‐rich fibrin for enhancing postextraction socket healing. A longitudinal comparative study

Marco Mozzati, Giorgia Gallesio, Margherita Tumedei, Massimo Del Fabbro

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Abstract

Platelet concentrates (PCs) have been used for over 20 years in dentistry, as an adjunct to oral surgery procedures, to improve hard and soft tissue healing and control postoperative symptoms. Among various PCs, Leukocyte and Platelet‐Rich Fibrin (L‐PRF) has become very popular due to its excellent cost‐effectiveness ratio, and to the simple preparation protocol, but comparative clinical studies with other PCs are lacking. The aim of this split‐mouth cohort study was to evaluate the effect of Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF), a recently introduced PC, as compared to L‐PRF for enhancing post‐extraction socket healing. Methods: Patients in need of bilateral tooth extractions were included. Each side was treated with either CGF or L‐PRF. Pain, socket closure and healing index were the main outcomes. Results: Forty‐five patients (24 women), aged 60.52 ± 11.75 years (range 37–87 years) were treated. No significant difference in outcomes was found, except for Pain at day 1 (p < 0.001) and socket closure in the vestibulo‐palatal/lingual dimension at day 7 post‐extraction (p = 0.04), both in favor of CGF. Conclusions: based on the present results, CGF proved to be as effective and safe as L‐PRF, representing a valid alternative option for improving alveolar socket healing and reducing postoperative discomfort.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8256
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2020

Keywords

  • Autologous platelet concentrates
  • CGF
  • Growth factors
  • Oral surgery
  • Platelets
  • PRF
  • Tooth extraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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