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Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis following Third Molar Surgery

Volume 5 - Issue 3

Amir H Nejat* and Adriana Wilson

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    • Department of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University Health Science Center-New Orleans, USA

    *Corresponding author: Amir H Nejat, Department of Prosthodontics, Louisiana State University Health Science Center-New Orleans, 1100 Florida Ave, Room #3339, New Orleans, LA 70119, US

Received: June 04, 2018;;   Published: June 12, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001208

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Abstract

Alveolar osteitis (AO) is one of the most common complications after third molar surgery. Various risk factors has been determined as the etiology of AO. In addition, different preventive measures with promising outcome have been provided by researchers. The aim of the present review is to provide the most recent preventive measures to reduce the risk of developing AO following third molar surgery.

Keywords:Alveolar Osteitis, Dry Socket, Third Molar, Extraction

Abbreviations:AO: Alveolar Osteitis; CHX: Chlorhexidine; PRF: Platelet-Rich Fibrin

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