Oral biopsy is a common surgical practice. To date, few authors have described the healing of mucosal wounds following oral biopsy. The aim of the present single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study is to evaluate the differences between two chlorhexidine (CHX) mouth-rinses and a treatment-free approach in the immediate postoperative period following oral mucosal biopsy. 354 patients were included in this study and were randomly allocated to three groups: A) CHX 0.12% mouthrinse (twice daily, 10 mL rinse for 30 s), B) CHX 0.20% mouthrinse (twice daily, 10 mL rinse for 30 s), and C) no topical treatment. 118 patients were treated in group A and 115 in group B; 121 received no therapy in group C, reporting the greatest improvement in related symptoms. Outcome variables included the age, gender, site and size of lesions, visual analog score (VAS), Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14), and number of painkillers taken during the first week post-surgery. Use of a CHX 0.12% mouthrinse exhibited the poorest outcome. On the other hand, best clinical healing was found for patients treated with CHX 0.20%. These findings suggest that regardless of its concentration, CHX was found to be ineffective in reducing related symptoms, whereas CHX 0.20% can be recommended to facilitate enhanced healing.

Effect of two different alcohol-free chlorhexidine formulations in mouthrinses on the immediate postoperative period for oral mucosal biopsies

Sciannameo V.;
2020

Abstract

Oral biopsy is a common surgical practice. To date, few authors have described the healing of mucosal wounds following oral biopsy. The aim of the present single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study is to evaluate the differences between two chlorhexidine (CHX) mouth-rinses and a treatment-free approach in the immediate postoperative period following oral mucosal biopsy. 354 patients were included in this study and were randomly allocated to three groups: A) CHX 0.12% mouthrinse (twice daily, 10 mL rinse for 30 s), B) CHX 0.20% mouthrinse (twice daily, 10 mL rinse for 30 s), and C) no topical treatment. 118 patients were treated in group A and 115 in group B; 121 received no therapy in group C, reporting the greatest improvement in related symptoms. Outcome variables included the age, gender, site and size of lesions, visual analog score (VAS), Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14), and number of painkillers taken during the first week post-surgery. Use of a CHX 0.12% mouthrinse exhibited the poorest outcome. On the other hand, best clinical healing was found for patients treated with CHX 0.20%. These findings suggest that regardless of its concentration, CHX was found to be ineffective in reducing related symptoms, whereas CHX 0.20% can be recommended to facilitate enhanced healing.
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