volume 41, issue 4, Pe70-e75 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.11.003
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Guilherme de Marco Antonello, Ricardo Torres do Couto, Caroline Comis Giongo, Marcos Britto Corrêa, Otacílio Luiz Chagas Júnior, Carmen Helena Jacques Lemes

Abstract: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is rich in growth factors, target-specific polypeptides that play a role in cell proliferation and differentiation and can thus encourage wound repair. This study sought to assess the effects of PRP on new bone formation in a sample of 25 patients with clinical indications for extraction of all four impacted third molars with similar orientation, depth, and root morphology. Immediately after extraction, sockets on one side received PRP, whereas those on the other side (control) did n…

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