Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
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


Sudhindra Kulkarni, Vidya Dodwad, Vijay Chava 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kulkarni S, Dodwad V, Chava V. Healing of periodontal flaps when closed with silk sutures and N-butyl cyanoacrylate: A clinical and histological study.Indian J Dent Res 2007;18:72-77


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Kulkarni S, Dodwad V, Chava V. Healing of periodontal flaps when closed with silk sutures and N-butyl cyanoacrylate: A clinical and histological study. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2007 [cited 2014 Nov 20 ];18:72-77
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