[Volumetric verification of edema protection with Serrapeptase after third molar osteotomy]

Dtsch Z Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir. 1991 Jul-Aug;15(4):302-5.
[Article in German]


Preventive edema protection using Serrapeptase after standardized one-stage osteotomy procedures of 4 third molars was verified by means of an opto-electronic measuring instrument. This measuring technique proved to be a sensitive tool for demonstrating the efficacy of Serrapeptase in reducing postoperative edema. Although statistically significant, the reduction of soft tissue swelling was only approximately 15% when compared with a patient group without Serrapeptase medication.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
  • Edema / etiology
  • Edema / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Molar, Third / surgery*
  • Peptide Hydrolases / therapeutic use*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Tooth Extraction / adverse effects*


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Peptide Hydrolases
  • serratiopeptidase