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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 587461, 4 pages
Clinical Study

The Effectiveness of GECB Pastille in Reducing Complications of Dry Socket Syndrome

1Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Torabinezhad Center Research, Dental School, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2Department of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy School, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3Dentistry School, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Received 24 December 2011; Accepted 29 February 2012

Academic Editor: Eiichiro Ariji

Copyright © 2012 Abbas Haghighat et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background and Purpose. Dry socket syndrome is one of the most irritating complications after tooth extraction. This study aims to investigate the efficacy of pastille GECB compared to ZOE. Materials and Methods. 30 patients with dry socket syndrome were selected and divided into two groups. GECB pastille was produced with 3% Guaiacol, 3% Eugenol 1.6% Chlorobutanol, sized 3 × 7 × 1 0  mm. GECB was applied in one group, and ZOE was used for the other group. Duration of pain after treatment and painkiller intake values were recorded within 20 days. The data were analyzed with independent samples t-test, Mann-Whitney, and Chi-Square tests. Results. Pain persisted for 4 5 . 5 3 ± 3 3 . 3 4 minutes in patients treated with ZOE and 1 9 . 8 7 ± 2 1 . 8 0 minutes in those treated with GECB ( 𝑃 = 0 . 1 9 ). Patients in the ZOE group reported more painkiller intake within 20 days ( 𝑃 = 0 . 0 3 1 ). Conclusion. GECB showed more significant efficacy in reducing complications after tooth extraction.