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ZENOBIO, Elton Gonçalves et al. Tissue adhesive in free gingival graft. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2015, vol.63, n.1, pp.69-74. ISSN 1981-8637.

The aim of the present study was to review the literature regarding the utilization of 2-octyl cyanoacrylate's (Dermabond®, Ethicon US, USA) as a tissue adhesive in dentistry; also, to report its use in the stabilization and fixation of a free gingival graft, indicated to increase the width of the keratinized attached mucosa at the lower incisive region. Literature analysis revealed numerous indications for this tissue adhesive in the medical field related to maxillofacial injuries. In dentistry, clinical reports, as well as controlled clinical studies conducted in humans and in animal models, using histological analysis described positive results for the use of different cyanoacrylate-based tissue adhesives. These studies reported that the use of tissue adhesives reduced the surgical procedure time period, eliminated postoperative visits as well as the discomfort of suture removal and, in addition, did not interfere with the clinical repair process. Favorable results, like the ones described in the literature, were obtained in the present case report using Dermabond®.

Keywords : Cyanoacrylates; Tissue adhesives; Transplants.

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