Anti-resorptive effect of pamidronate on extraction socket wall in dogs

Jae Kook Cha, Yoo Kyung Sun, Myong Ji Kim, Mariano Sanz, Ui Won Jung

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Aim: The aim of this experimental in vivo investigation was to assess the anti-resorptive effect of low concentration pamidronate on the buccal plate in fresh extraction sockets. Materials and methods: The distal roots of the third premolars were extracted bilaterally in six dogs. A collagen matrix loaded with either pamidronate (test group) or saline (control group) was positioned on the outer surface of buccal bone immediately after tooth extraction and subsequently covered with a coronally advanced flap. Histological and histomorphometric outcomes were evaluated 12 weeks later. Results: The mean vertical distance between the buccal and lingual bone crest differed significantly between the test and control groups (0.52 ± 0.43 and 2.21 ± 1.15 mm, respectively; p =.037). The width of the buccal bone 1 mm below the crest was significantly wider in the test group than the control group (4.68 ± 0.68 vs. 3.44 ± 0.60 mm, p <.001). Conclusions: Local application of pamidronate onto a collagen matrix may reduce the dimensional changes of the buccal bone plate both vertically and horizontally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)688-696
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Oral Implants Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning) (No. NRF-2017R1A2B2002537). The study was partially supported by the Osteology Foundation, Switzerland with a research scholarship grant (16-004) to Jae-Kook Cha and the University Complutense of Madrid.

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© 2018 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd

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  • Oral Surgery


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