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Online ISSN 1827-174X
Bocca M., Coscia D., Bottalico L., Libro D.
Background. Aim of this study is to improve the in vivo knowledge about the real effects and the physiologic repair by a detached stitchs silk suture in the 8th zone.
Methods. The study has been carried out on 44 patients submitted to surgical extraction of the impacted 8th (19 upper and 25 lower) teeth.
Results. Clinical and histological controls have demonstrated the usefulness of this suture procedure, since it gives a good histological reaction and in easy and safe.
Conclusions. Histological and clinical results have confirmed the usefulness of silk suture, presenting however the inconvenience of stitches removal and bacterial plaque on the surgical wound.