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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 2     29. Mar. 2018
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 2  (29.03.2018)

Page 117-119


Short-term Postoperative Pain and Swelling Associated with Mini and Standard-Size Implants in the Same Patients
Kovačić, Ines / Peršić, Sanja / Kranjčić, Josip / Disha, Visar / Rener-Sitar, Ksenija / Čelebić, Asja
Purpose: To assess short-term postoperative pain and swelling after insertion of mini dental implants (MDI) and standard-size implants (SSI) in the same patients at different times.
Materials and Methods: A convenience sample of 42 patients (22 females, 20 males; 58 to 73 years old) participated. Half of the participants received MDIs first, and the other half received SSIs first. Self-perceived pain and swelling at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 days postoperative were assessed using a 0-10 visual analog scale. Results and
Conclusion: Flapless MDI insertion led to significantly less intense postoperative pain, less intake of analgesics, and almost no swelling compared to SSI insertion.