periodontal pack


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periodontal pack

A surgical dressing applied over an area involved in periodontal surgery to enhance healing and tissue recovery. Components may include eugenol, resin, zinc oxide, tannic acid, cocoa butter, paraffin, olive oil, and an antibiotic.
Synonym: periodontal dressing
See also: pack

per·i·o·don·tal dres·sing

(perē-ō-dontăl dresing)
Hard or soft dressing applied over a periodontal surgical site to promote regeneration of tissue and to enhance healing; provides patient comfort and mechanical protection, maintains the initial clot and prevents postoperative bleeding, supports mobile teeth, and helps in molding newly formed tissue.
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