The effects of chitosan on the healing process of oral mucosa: an observational cohort feasibility split-mouth study

Gonçalo de Jesus, Lara Marques, Nuno Vale*, Rui Amaral Mendes*

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The healing process is a dynamic process accompanied by some classical symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, pain, and loss of function. Chitosan is a natural polymer with properties that contribute to tissue healing, with properties that could be applied in periodontal therapy, such as the wound healing of oral mucosa. This experimental split-mouth study aims to assess the possibilities of chitosan influencing the healing process of oral mucosa in eight patients, where the studied group was subjected to two oral surgeries: one with chitosan hydrogel into the socket and other without the biomaterial. A semi-quantitative analysis of the data was performed. Some classic signs of inflammation in a short period of time were observed where chitosan acted, compared to the control. An absence of bleeding was observed in the chitosan cases. According to the literature, chitosan recruits and activates neutrophils and macrophages and stimulates angiogenesis. Hemostatic and antimicrobial activity of chitosan also play an important role in wound healing. Chitosan seems to improve the postoperative quality of patients, allowing rapid wound healing with less complications.

Idioma originalEnglish
Número do artigo706
Número de páginas16
RevistaNanomaterials
Volume13
Número de emissão4
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Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 12 fev. 2023

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