Triclosan Toothpaste and Third Molar Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yanfang Ren, University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: February 4, 2011
Last updated: October 26, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
Triclosan containing dentifrices are effective in the prevention of inflammatory complications following third molar surgery through reducing preoperative oral bacteria load.

Condition Intervention
Dry Socket
Wound Infection
Other: Colgate Total Toothpaste
Other: Colgate Regular Toothpaste

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of a Triclosan Containing Dentifrice on Oral Bacteria and Postoperative Complications Following Third Molar Surgery

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Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • dry socket [ Time Frame: 3 to 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Development of dry socket (alveolar osteitis) 3 to 7 days after tooth extraction

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • wound infection [ Time Frame: 3 to 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Development of tooth extraction wound infection 3 to 7 days after extraction

Enrollment: 141
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: Colgate Total Toothpaste
    Toothbrushing with Colgate Total Toothpaste
    Other Names:
    • triclosan
    • dentifrice
    Other: Colgate Regular Toothpaste
    Toothbrushing with Colgate regular toothpaste
    Other Names:
    • fluoride
    • dentifrice
Detailed Description:
This study may provide evidence on the effect of triclosan containing dentifrice on oral bacteria and oral inflammation prior to third molar surgery, and on the incidence of inflammatory complications after the surgery. If proven effective, dentifrice containing triclosan may be recommended prior to tooth extractions and replace antibiotics and other antimicrobial products as a prophylactic procedure before oral surgery procedures.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • must include at least one mandibular third molar with partial or full bony impaction
  • no sign of active pericoronal (around the crown) infections
  • must have not taken antibiotics for any reason in the past 30 days
  • must be healthy and between 18 and 35 years of age
  • must be able to read and sign an informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with systemic diseases and pregnant or lactating women
  • Subjects with advanced periodontal diseases or having two or more untreated caries lesions
  • Subjects who cannot read and sign an informed consent
  • Subjects with signs of pericoronal infections
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01292343

United States, New York
University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center
Rochester, New York, United States, 14620
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Yanfang Ren, DDS, MPH University of Rochester Eastman Dental Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Yanfang Ren, Professor, University of Rochester Identifier: NCT01292343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UREDC3rd 
Study First Received: February 4, 2011
Last Updated: October 26, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
third molars
dry socket
wound infection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dry Socket
Postoperative Complications
Wound Infection
Mouth Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Stomatognathic Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Sodium Fluoride
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Cariostatic Agents
Fatty Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Hypolipidemic Agents
Lipid Regulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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