Suturing in implantology for beginners part 3

With developed technologies, there is an opportunity to use wide variety innovative materials for wounds suturing after dental implantation.

When suturing a wound after implant placement try to avoid osteoplastic resorbable and woven (polyfilament) materials. Monofilament non-resorbable material of 4-0 to 6-0 size is considered to be the best chose for such cases.

There are several methods of wound suturing in dentistry.

There are several types of stitches used in dentistry: interrupted, mattress and continuous.

The choice to use one or another stitch should be based on the medical requirements and dentist personal preferences. However, most dental surgeons use the continuous stitch. The main advantage of such stitch is simplicity. However, it also has some disadvantage – it’s easy to let down.

For this reason, difficult clinical cases may require combination of continuous and interpreted sutures.

Pay special attention to the infiltration of surgical needle. It should be placed near keratinized gingiva.

Remember that oral surgery requires accuracy and precise actions. Successful suturing also requires the dentist to follow basic atraumatic principles of suturing.

The main rule is do not ever use grasping forceps on soft tissue while suturing.

Excessive tension of suture material may provoke inadequate wound edges closure.

Remember that tissue overlapping may cause sclerostenosis. It can also lead to a suture line disruption.

If need to receive stitches on deep wound, you can apply the method of stitches layering. For this method use resorbable suture material.

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