The study aimed to investigate the role of vitamin C in wound healing and post-operative pain management after flap surgery in chronic periodontitis patients.
Methodology: A triple-blind, randomized clinical controlled trial was conducted on 60 patients with chronic generalized periodontitis. After periodontal flap surgery, the test group received 1g vitamin C supplementation for 14 days. The wound healing index, VAS score, GI, PI, and periodontal parameters were assessed, recorded and evaluated.
Results: Mann Whitney test showed a significant difference in the Laundry wound healing index and VAS score between the two groups at day -3 and 7 follow up. The clinical parameters (GI, PD and CAL) were also significant for the test group.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that vitamin C plays a significant role in post-operative wound healing and the reduction of post-operative pain.