n Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry - Do patients, who have received polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based sutures experience less, similar or more gingival inflammation than patients with polyamid (nylon) based sutures? [November 11, 2018] - preliminary systematic literature searches

Volume 13 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1998-801X


Search result: No direct clinical data to the topic could be found.

Clinical outcomes: However, one systematic review reported that ePTFE sutures cause clinically less inflammation than silk sutures in humans. One animal study (in rabbits) found less general inflammation from ePTFE sutures than Nylon sutures.

State of evidence and recommendations: The quality of the existing evidence requires further assessment.

[‘Preliminary Systematic Literature Searches’ are based on SYSTEM’s periodic systematic searches of the dental literature and provide first overviews over existing clinical evidence but are limited in the number of databases
searched, as well as the assessment of precision and internal validity of results and thus do not replace the need for a full systematic review report to the topic]

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