Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 8

Effect of 0.12% Versus 0.2% Concentrations of Chlorhexidine Mouthwashes on the Mechanical Properties of Synthetic Absorbable Suture Material (Polyglactin 910): An In-Vitro Study

Diksha Prabhu Gaunker1, Sandeep Anant Lawande2* and James Samuel3

1Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
2MDS, Professor, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India
3MDS, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India

*Corresponding Author: Sandeep Anant Lawande, MDS, Professor, Department of Periodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim, Goa, India.

Received: July 07, 2023; Published: July 28, 2023

Abstract

Background: Sutures play a pivotal role in promoting healing in any surgical procedure. Reports suggest that antiseptic solutions have a direct impact on the failure load of sutures.

Objective: To evaluate the tensile strength, percentage elongation, and stiffness of polyglactin 910 suture material in two concentrations of chlorhexidine (CHX) i.e. 0.12% and 0.2% during a two-week period and to provide a data for better selection of chlorhexidine concentration.

Methodology: A total of 70 suture samples with a uniform length of 18cms were evaluated. At baseline (unstimulated environment), 10 sutures were tested. At day 7 and day 14, 10 samples in each group were tested; group 1: artificial saliva (stimulated environment), group 2: 0.12% chlorhexidine, group 3: 0.2% chlorhexidine. The mechanical properties were calculated using a universal testing machine (5KN, speed of 10mm/minute).

Results: Polyglactin 910 suture material showed maximum tensile strength in artificial saliva at day 7 (p= 0.005) and day 14. When comparing the two concentrations, 0.12% CHX showed better tensile strength at day 7 (p= <0.001) and day 14 (p= <0.001) post- immersion. 0.12% CHX showed better percentage elongation (p=<0.001) at day 7 and better stiffness (p=0.001) at day 14 while 0.2% CHX showed least stiffness (p=1.00) and better percentage elongation (p=0.14) at day 14 post-immersion.

Conclusion: The study suggests that both the concentrations of CHX mouthwash can be used safely with polyglactin 910 suture materials. Additional in-vivo experiments are required in order to understand the molecular changes of sutures when exposed to different chemical compositions of mouthwashes.

Keywords:Suture; Mouthwash; Chlorhexidine; Polyglactin 910

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Citation

Citation: Sandeep Anant Lawande., et al. “Effect of 0.12% Versus 0.2% Concentrations of Chlorhexidine Mouthwashes on the Mechanical Properties of Synthetic Absorbable Suture Material (Polyglactin 910): An In-Vitro Study".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.8 (2023): 55-60.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 Sandeep Anant Lawande., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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