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Biological treatment of extraction sockets: the why and the how

Eduardo Anitua (Spain)

Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Room: EL GRECO (PV7)
Language: English
Chair(s): Luis Rasal (Spain)

Learning Objectives

  • > Wound healing: proteins, cells and scaffold
  • > Platelets: source of autologous growth factors
  • > Key points in tooth extraction: a minimally invasive approach and biostimulation
  • > Outcomes of plasma rich in growth factors in healthy patients
  • > Plasma rich in growth factors in medically compromised patients
  • > Dry socket: Can plasma rich in growth factors mark the difference?


The goal of the clinical management of extraction sockets could be structured in three main aspects: postoperative healing, soft tissue healing and bone regeneration. The outcomes are improved quality of life for the postoperative patient and minimized dry socket occurrence. Thus, an optimal alveolar regeneration is characterized by rapid haemostasis, adequate inflammation, mesenchymal cell recruitment and differentiation, rapid re-epithelialization of the socket, and correct tissue regeneration. The use of plasma rich in growth factors have been reported to enhance socket regeneration, post-operative recovery and minimize secondary complications.

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