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Microbiological Evaluation of the Antibacterial Vicryl Suture in the Mandibular Third Molar Surgery

Version 1 : Received: 7 May 2021 / Approved: 10 May 2021 / Online: 10 May 2021 (15:08:53 CEST)

How to cite: Etemadi Sh, M.; Rahgozar, S.; Tajmiri, G.; Alizargar, J.; Wu, S.V. Microbiological Evaluation of the Antibacterial Vicryl Suture in the Mandibular Third Molar Surgery. Preprints 2021, 2021050207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0207.v1). Etemadi Sh, M.; Rahgozar, S.; Tajmiri, G.; Alizargar, J.; Wu, S.V. Microbiological Evaluation of the Antibacterial Vicryl Suture in the Mandibular Third Molar Surgery. Preprints 2021, 2021050207 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0207.v1).

Abstract

Background: Selection and application of suture materials, has gained more importance especially with the increasing number of patients seeking oral surgeries. Since lying in a bacterial-filled environment, sutures make the tissue prone to infection. Suture material plays an important role in the reduction of the risk of infection. This study aimed to assess the success rate of an antibacterial suture named Vicryl Plus in preventing bacterial growth in the surgical site of the mandibular third molar. Methods: 27 patients were included in this double-blinded randomized clinical trial study. Surgical Extraction of the mandibular wisdom tooth was done and the incision was managed by randomly using Vicryl Plus and Vicryl sutures. After 7 days, sutures were removed and assessed microbiologically. Predominant species of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus were assessed as well as the total number of colonies on each suture. Results: There was a significant difference between two suture materials in colony number-length ratio of lactobacillus (p-value= 0.031) and total bacterial colonies (p-value=0.016); but not for S. mutans species (p-value=0.201). Conclusion: Antibacterial Vicryl suture can be a useful tool for the reduction in the rate of surgical site infection in high-risk cases and situations.

Keywords

Suture material; Third molar surgery; Surgical wound infection; Bacterial adhesion

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