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A scanning electron microscope study of plaque accumulation on silk and PVDF suture materials in oral mucosa

Parirokh, Masoud; Asgary, Saeed; Eghbal, Masoud; Stowe, Sally; Kakoei, S


Aim: To examine plaque accumulation on silk and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) sutures at different time intervals. Methodology: Twenty-one male albino rabbits received sutures under general and local anaesthesia. After 3, 5 and 7 days sutures were removed and processed for scanning electron microscope (SEM) observation. The Friedman and the Wilcoxon tests were used to compare contamination on PVDF and silk suture materials at different time intervals. Results: At all time intervals, the whole...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Endodontic Journal
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2004.00873.x


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