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Dental Stitching
The gum suture serves as wound closure, e.g. after oral surgeries. For a long time no sutures were made and the oral wounds had to heal without stitching. This might lead to increased scar formation. Therefore it is useful to suture wound edges. Every wound suture can cause inflammations. Bacteria can get to the wound along the suture like a wick. Therefore absorbable sutures should be removed out of the mouth after a few days.
Produced: 01/2011
Enzymatic breakdown, so the stitches with be decomposed by the body. They are viewed by the body as a foreign substance and are therefore absorbed, hence sutures can be termed absorbable or non-absorbable. - Steven Koos DDS, MD
Posted: 10 years ago