In Vitro Oral Biofilm Formation on Triclosan-Coated Sutures in the Absence and Presence of Additional Antiplaque Treatment

Sebastiaan Venema, Frank Abbas, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Henny C. van der Mei, Henk J. Busscher, Chris G. van Hoogmoed*

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Abstract

Purpose: This study evaluated the in vitro plaque inhibitory effect of triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 sutures in the absence and presence of an additional antiplaque agent commonly used after oral surgery.

Materials and Methods: Triclosan-coated sutures were incubated for 4 hours in freshly collected human saliva and, when appropriate, subsequently treated with an antiplaque rinse containing chlorhexidine-cetyl pyridinium as active components. Sutures without a triclosan-coating served as a control.

Results: Triclosan-coated sutures harbored similar amounts of plaque as did uncoated sutures. Exposure to the antiplaque rinse caused significant decreases in viable organisms for uncoated and triclosan-coated sutures. However, after application of the antiplaque rinse, more micro-organisms were found on triclosan-coated than on uncoated sutures.

Conclusion: Sutures coated with triclosan do not provide a sufficient antimicrobial effect to prevent in vitro colonization by oral bacteria, whereas use in combination with a chlorhexidine-cetyl pyridinium-containing antiplaque rinse appears to be counterproductive. (C) 2011 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons J Oral Maxillofac Surg 69:980-985, 2011

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-985
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2011

Keywords

  • STREPTOCOCCUS-MUTANS
  • ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT
  • TOOTHPASTE RINSES
  • SELECTIVE MEDIUM
  • PLAQUE REGROWTH
  • DENTAL PLAQUE
  • ZINC SALT
  • DENTIFRICE
  • SURGERY
  • MEDIA

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