Comparison of the effects of injectable platelet-rich fibrin and autologous fibrin glue applications on palatal wound healing: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Kiziltoprak M., USLU M. Ö.

CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective The aim of this study was to compare the effects of AFG and i-PRF on palatal wound healing and postoperative discomfort. Materials and methods Thirty-six patients in need of FGG were divided into three groups. AFG (n = 12) or i-PRF (n = 12) was applied and compared with control group (n = 12). Wound healing with H2O2 test, VAS, MSS, and LTH index were evaluated on the 3rd,7th, and 14th days and 1st month. The bleeding status was evaluated on the 3rd and 7th days. Palatal tissue thickness was measured at baseline, 1st month, and 3rd month. Results Epithelialization was higher in the test groups on the 14th day than the control group (p < 0.05). MSS scores at the 14th day and 1st month were lower in the AFG group than the control and the i-PRF group (p < 0.05). In the AFG group, LTH levels at the 3rd,7th, and 14th days and 1 month were higher than control and i-PRF groups (p < 0.05). VAS scores of the AFG group were lower than the control and i-PRF groups at the 7th day (p < 0.05). Bleeding was lower in the test groups than in the control group (p < 0.05). There was no difference between the groups in terms of tissue thickness (p > 0.05). Conclusion AFG and i-PRF have positive effects on the healing process by accelerating wound healing and reducing postoperative morbidity. Therewithal, AFG has superior properties in wound healing compared with i-PRF.