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Comparison of Post-tooth extraction Wound healing in Patients with Optimal Diabetes control and Poor Diabetes control
Amna Muzaffar, Bilal Murtaza,Arslan Muzaffar, Ramish Qunain, Zehra Iqtidar, Uzair Sherazi
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Objective: To determine frequency of wound healing in diabetic patients after tooth extraction and to compare the healing process in diabetics with optimal and poor glycemic control.

Study Design: Comparative Observational Cross-sectional Study

Place and Duration: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry(AFID) Rawalpindi  from 12th February 2016 to 12th August 2016.

Methodology: Diabetic patients undergoing surgical tooth extraction and their non-fasting blood glucose levels and updated Glycosylated hemoglobin values were checked pre-operatively. Healing of the extraction sockets were measured on 0 and 14th day post-operatively by assessing epithelialization rate with periodontal probe from buccal to lingual gingival margins. Epithelialization up to 75% were considered as healed socket .Post stratification chi square test was applied and p value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant.

Results: Among total of 100 patients had extraction, 75% patients achieved wound healing within 14 days. No significant delay of wound healing was observed with poor glycemic control.

Conclusion: Glycemic control has no influence on post-tooth extraction healing in diabetic patients

Keywords: Diabetics, Glycosylated hemoglobin, Tooth extraction, Wound healing.

How to Cite This:

Muzaffar A, Murtaza B, Muzaffar A, Qunain R, Iqtidar Z, Sherazi U. Comparison of Post-tooth extraction Wound healing in Patients with Optimal Diabetes control and Poor Diabetes control. Isra Med J. 2020; 12(4): 197-201.

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