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The International Journal of Prosthodontics
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Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5     8. Oct. 2018
Int J Prosthodont 31 (2018), No. 5  (08.10.2018)

Page 481-484, doi:10.11607/ijp.5803, PubMed:30180236


Effect of Over-the-Counter Topical Agents on Denture-Induced Traumatic Lesions: A Clinical Study
Bural, Canan / Güven, Melahat Çelik / Kayacıoğlu, Büşra / Ak, Gülsüm / Bayraktar, Gülsen / Bilhan, Hakan
Purpose: To investigate the effects of over-the-counter products on the healing of dentureinduced ulcerations and patients' self-reported pain.
Materials and Methods: A total of 140 patients with acute denture-induced ulcerations were randomized into seven treatment groups: denture grinding (control); topical application of corn oil gel (placebo); triester glycerol oxide gel; D-panthenol gel; D-panthenol mouthwash; L-arginine mouthwash; and hyaluronic acid gel. Healing and self-reported pain were assessed after 1, 3, and 7 days of treatment.
Results: The percentage of healed lesions in the mandible and maxilla after 7 days was 67% and 65%, respectively. The only significance in healing was for mandibular lesions at 3 days after application of L-arginine mouthwash; at this period, the healing rate was significantly higher than d-panthenol gel, d-panthenol mouthwash, and hyaluronic acid gel (P < .05).
Conclusion: Denture grinding as the current protocol for acute denture-induced ulcerations should remain as the default.