Bromelain Speeds Healing Following Molar Extraction
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effectiveness of our protocol was evaluated by a clinical assessment of the profile of the hemiface corresponding to the treated area: indeed, the linear values of the trago-pogonion distances were measured. Algogens were determined by VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) (Figure 1) with integers ranging from 1 (no pain) to 8 (maximum pain) up to a maximum of 10 (paroxysmal and unbearable pain).
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of bromelain in treating postoperative edema after third molar surgery.
Inchingolo F, Tatullo M, Marrelli M, Inchingolo AM, Picciariello V, Inchingolo AD, Dipalma G, Vermesan D, Cagiano R.
Clinical trial with bromelain in third molar exodontia.
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci.
Department of Dental Sciences and Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.