To Assess the Efficacy of Antiseptic Triclosan Impregnated Polygalactin Suture Materials Versus Chlorhexidine Impregnated Polygalactin Suture Materials in Minor Oral Surgical Procedure
Keywords:Sutures, Oral Surgery, Soft tissue healing, Triclosan, Chlorhexidine
Aims and Objective: To assess the efficacy of antiseptic triclosan impregnated polygalactin suture materials versus chlorhexidine impregnated polygalactin suture materials in minor oral surgical procedure.
Material and Methods: This prospective study included 40 patients who visited the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NIMS Dental College, Jaipur for minor oral surgical procedure under local anaesthesia. Split mouth study was designed and implemented and the patients were randomly assigned and were treated with (3-0) antimicrobial triclosan impregnated polyglactin sutures and with (3–0) antimicrobial chlorhexidine diacetate-impregnated polyglactin sutures.
Results: In general, triclosan impregnated polygalactin suture yielded a lower count of the micro flora, low post-operative pain and lesser incidence of trismus as compared to the other group.
Conclusion: This study concluded that both triclosan and chlorhexidine impregnated polyglactin sutures have a significant ability in preventing surgical site infection. However, triclosan sutures showed reduced infection rates, pain and trismus as compared to Chlorhexidine sutures in healthy patients undergoing surgical removal of third molar under local anesthesia. Therefore, their use in various intraoral procedures for effective control of inflammatory and infectious conditions should be highlighted.