The Journal of Nihon University School of Dentistry
Online ISSN : 1884-2984
Print ISSN : 0029-0432
ISSN-L : 0029-0432
Application of Propolis to Dental Sockets and Skin Wounds
Osvaldo Magro FILHOAntonio César Perri de CARVALHO
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1990 Volume 32 Issue 1 Pages 4-13


The purpose of this study was to examine histologically the effects of propolis topical application to dental sockets and skin wounds.
After topical application of either a 10 % hydro-alcoholic solution of propolis or 10 % hydro-alcoholic solution alone, cutaneous wound healing and the socket wound after tooth extraction were examined.
The rats were sacrificed at 3, 6, 9, 15 and 21 days after the operation. The specimens were subjected to routine laboratory studies after staining with hematoxylin and eosin. It was concluded that topical application of propolis hydro-alcoholic solution accelerated epithelial repair after tooth extraction but had no effect on socket wound healing.

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