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J Investig Clin Dent. 2014 Feb;5(1):45-50. doi: 10.1111/jicd.12032. Epub 2013 Apr 17.

Popularity of suture materials among residents and faculty members of a postdoctoral periodontology program.

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Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the present study was to determine the favoritism of suture materials among a group of clinicians at a teaching institution.

METHODS:

The surveys included 11 absorbable and nine non-absorbable sutures. The surveyor was asked to select his or her suture preferences when it comes to using it in 13 different, commonly-performed surgical procedures.

RESULTS:

The surveys showed overall preferences for non-absorbable versus absorbable sutures. Chromic Gut with a 4-0 diameter thread reverse cutting FS2 needle was the most favored suture. For periodontal bone grafts and hard tissue ridge augmentation, polytetrafluoroethylene with a 4-0 thread and FS2 needle was preferred. For autogenous gingival grafts, gingival allografts, connective tissue grafts, frenectomy and frenoplasty, Chromic Gut with 5-0 diameter thread reverse cutting P3 needle was favored. For extraction socket preservation, soft tissue canine exposure, ridge augmentation, and dental implants, Chromic Gut with 4-0 diameter thread reverse cutting FS2 needle was preferred, and for sinus augmentation, Vicryl with a 4-0 diameter thread reverse cutting FS2 needle was favored.

CONCLUSION:

Absorbable sutures were preferred in the majority of periodontal procedures; however, non-absorbable sutures were favored in procedures that required longer healing or better stability of the flap edges in cases of periodontal and ridge augmentation.

KEYWORDS:

absorbable suture; non-absorbable suture; periodontology; popularity; suture

PMID:
23595981
DOI:
10.1111/jicd.12032
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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