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Vicryl Suture Material
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A special type of stitching material or suture material that is most commonly used in dentistry is made up of vicryl. The stitches made of vicryl provide immeasurable level of comfort to the patient and are thus, unanimously chosen by dentists all over the world. Amongst the various types of stitching material or suture material being used in dentistry to sew up wounds, the major distinction made is that between absorbent material, such as vicryl and non-absorbent material. Absorbent stitching material or suture material such as vicryl is self-dissolving stitching material and need not be removed separately, which is not the case, with non-absorbent stitching material, which needs to be removed in a subsequent procedure. As a stitching material, vicryl is a soft, elastic and flexible thread, which provides unmatched comfort to the patient. The other major advantage of vicryl is that it demonstrates high initial tear-resistance during the medium-term wound healing process and even after 21 days, it still retains 50% of this tear-resistance. This stitching material or suture material comes in a sterile package from which it can be easily removed. Along with easily handling, vicryl also provides for a secure bone fit. Vicryl is fully absorbed by the human body after 56 to 70 days. Since, a mouth wound usually heals in 7 days; the dentist should not wait for 56 days for the stitching material or suture material to dissolve itself. Instead, the stitches should be taken out to prevent wound infection caused by food particles interacting with the stitching material or suture material. To know more about mouth wound stitching, stitching material or suture material and self-dissolving stitching material, watch the video.
Produced: 04/2011
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