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Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 1 Applied Techniques for Predictable Suture Placement Part 1

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD

Date Added:

7/22/2008


Summary:

Surgical suture positioning is crucial to ensure adequate healing and can be accomplished using a variety of suturing methods. Sutures should generally be placed distal to the last tooth and within each interproximal space and should always be inserted through the more mobile flap first The flaps should not be blanched during the tying procedure, and closure should not be positioned closer than 2 mm to 3 mm from the edge of the flap, in order to prevent tearing during the inevitable swelling that occurs 24 to 48 hours postoperatively.

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