Minimizing Patient Morbidity Following Palatal Gingival Harvesting: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Study

This clinical study was conducted to evaluate the impact of different hemostatic treatments following palatal gingival harvesting on patient discomfort. Fifty patients who needed a mucogingival surgery requiring gingival graft harvesting were enrolled and randomly assigned to one of five groups: (1) a control group in which only sutures were applied; (2) a cyanoacrylate group; (3) a periodontal dressing material group; (4) a hemostatic gelatin sponge group; and (5) a group in which the gelatin sponge and cyanoacrylate were combined. In the 2 weeks following the procedures, the perception of pain, healing, consumption of drugs, and willingness to repeat the procedure were recorded through a visual analog scale (VAS) by patients.

 

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