112 pp; 141 illus
Although the field of dental surgery has witnessed significant changes over the past decade, perfect wound closure remains a key aspect for uneventful wound healing. Written by two experts in the field, this fully illustrated clinical guide on the management of suturing is intended to impart all the information necessary to achieve successful wound closure in three succinct chapters. The first chapter deals with general characteristics of wound healing and provides information to dental clinicians and surgeons on the basic principles involved. The second chapter presents the instruments and materials required for all the categories of wound closure in every clinical situation. The third chapter is a complete guide to the various wound closure methods and techniques required in dental surgery. With a combination of close-up computer-generated illustrations and clinical photographs, each method is concisely described with advantages, disadvantages, and steps to perform the technique. The essential knowledge needed to facilitate perfect suturing can all be found in this reference guide, which will be of use to all those in the profession who are tasked with the crucial role of successful wound closure.