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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-77
Healing of periodontal flaps when closed with silk sutures and N-butyl cyanoacrylate: A clinical and histological study


Dept. of Periodontics, S. D. M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India

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Sudhindra Kulkarni
Dept. of Periodontics, S. D. M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.32424

PMID: 17502712

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Background: The closure of the periodontal flaps post-surgery is a necessity for attainment of a primary union between the flap margins and the establishment of a healthy dentogingival junction. N-butyl cyanoacrylate is a tissue adhesive, which can be used for the closure of the incised wounds to overcome the problems associated with conventional suture materials like silk. Objective: The present study was carried out to assess the healing of the periodontal flaps when closed with the conventional silk sutures and N-butyl cyanoacrylate. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out on 24 patients who needed flap surgical procedure for pocket therapy. Results: It was found that healing with the cyanoacrylate is associated with less amount of inflammation during the first week when compared with silk. However, over a period of 21 days to 6 weeks, the sites treated with both the materials showed similar healing patterns. Conclusion: It can be concluded that cyanoacrylate aids in early initial healing.


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