Chromic Gut Sutures
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4 0 Chromic Gut Sutures
Reliable medical supplies are essential for efficient, safe, and successful dental procedures. The quality of sutures used for implantation and other dental surgeries can have a direct impact on patient health, recovery time, and the durability of a procedure.
We understand that dental professionals in America demand quality sutures that are safe to use, effective, and affordable. Our Unify® 4-0 chromic gut sutures satisfy all professional and regulatory requirements and are comparable to other market brands.
Learn about the advantages and surgical applications of chromic gut sutures, and order products online with the confidence inspired by Dental Implant Technologies.
The Advantages of Chromic Gut Sutures
4 0 chromic gut surgical sutures are used widely in the dental care industry for oral and periodontal surgeries. This material comes with significant advantages that benefit dental surgeons and their patients.
Chromic gut is made from organic material harvested from the connective tissue of bovine and bovine intestines. Serosal tissue strands are selected in a rigorous process to ensure consistency, tensile strength, and suitability for surgical applications.
Organic chromic gut sutures are cleaned and treated in the production process and are packaged in a medical solution to preserve their integrity and sterility. Threads are treated with chromic salt to improve durability over plain gut sutures.
The advantages of chromic gut sutures are varied and significant.
Tensile strength is moderate to high and is maintained for up to 14 days following surgery. This ensures that surgical sites have adequate healing and recovery time. As absorbable sutures, it’s possible to minimize the requirements for aftercare and follow-up procedures. This can preserve the resources of the practitioner while also ensuring that the recovery process is smooth and stress-free for the patient.
Tissue reaction is mild and is comparable to plain gut and silk sutures. The risk of infection is low, and the healing process is benefitted by low bioreactivity. Handling is excellent, which allows for precision application and secure stitching. Shape memory is low, allowing for low-profile packaging that saves inventory space. Knot safety is excellent and is comparable to polypropylene, PDO, and plain gut sutures. Knot safety exceeds some sutures, including silk and nylon monofilament and braided sutures.
4 0 chromic gut sutures lack any sawing effect, so they are easy to apply and tissue damage/agitation is virtually nonexistent. Tissue trauma from sutures has been minimized in the dental industry, thanks to innovative products from Unify® and similar brands.
Dental surgeons will benefit from all these advantages when choosing our surgical sutures.
All sizes of chromic gut sutures ensure:
- Moderate to high tensile strength.
- Mild to minimal tissue reaction.
- No wicking behavior.
- Low shape memory from packaging.
- Very good to excellent knot safety.
- Smooth monofilament to ensure minimal trauma.
- Zero sawing effect.
Affordable 4 0 chromic gut surgical sutures and 3-0 chromic gut sutures can be ordered now. Other sizes are also available on request. Our competitive prices and industry-leading customer service ensure the most convenient way to keep essential dental supplies on hand.
Typical Surgical Use Cases of 4 0 Chromic Gut Sutures by Unify®
Unify® chromic gut surgical sutures are most suitable for dental procedures that require approximation or ligation of soft tissue.
Chromic gut is often used for tooth extractions where it’s necessary to develop a gum tissue flap to access bone or an impacted tooth. Professionals prefer the predictable strength-duration, which typically ranges from 10 to 14 days. In some cases, a moderate level of tensile strength could be maintained for up to 21 days.
Soft tissue suturing may be necessary after implantation or following surgery for injuries in the oral cavity. Chromic gut is often preferred over standard gut sutures.
Our Unify® 4-0 chromic gut sutures (and other sizes including 3 0 chromic gut sutures) can be considered for oral surgeries that require suturing with moderate strength for up to two weeks.
Availability of Unify® Chromic Gut Sutures
We stock Unify® chromic gut surgical sutures in four standard USP® sizes. All sutures are colored brown for visibility and identification in the oral cavity. Suture diameters are offered with varying needle name size combinations.
3-0 Chromic Gut Sutures
Unify® 3 0 chromic gut sutures are available in both 18” and 27” packages. Both packages are offered with an FS-2 needle with the highest bending and ductility strength, and both are our most popular sizes purchased by doctors. The tensile strength duration is 10 to 14 days.
4-0 Chromic Gut Sutures
Unify® 4-0 chromic gut sutures are offered in an 18” package with a standard FS-2 needle, which is our most popular size option purchased by doctors. Other sizes are also available on request. Sutures are packaged to minimize shape retention and are preserved in an alcohol-based solution. The tensile strength duration is 10 to 14 days.
5-0 Chromic Gut Sutures
Unify® 5-0 chromic gut surgical sutures are available in 18” packages with either a standard P-3 needle or larger PS-3 needle, which is our most popular size option purchased by doctors. Other sizes are also available on request. The strength duration is 10 to 14 days with an expected absorption duration of 56 to 72 days.
6-0 Chromic Gut Sutures
Unify® 6-0 chromic gut sutures are our largest suture diameter for demanding applications. Available in packaged lengths of 18”, these sutures offer strength duration of 10 to 14 days, which is the typical expectation of all chromic gut surgical sutures. Needle name is P-3 with standard sizing of 13mm, which is our most popular size option purchased by doctors. Other sizes are also available on request.
Order Chromic Gut Surgical Sutures Online Today
For convenience and the lowest possible cost, order your chromic gut surgical sutures online today. Our Unify® sutures are comparable to popular brands including Look™ surgical sutures and Ethicon® surgical sutures.
From 3 0 chromic gut sutures to larger sizes, you can join the growing number of dental professionals who prefer Unify® for their patients.
For the highest levels of reliability, handling, and durability available from chromic gut, choose Unify®. Order online now and enjoy the convenience of 100% medical-grade sutures delivered to your practice. If you have additional questions about our products or ordering, simply contact us now to learn more.
Are 3 0 Chromic Gut Sutures The Most Common Size for Dentistry?
Suture sizes vary dramatically in medical fields, depending on the type of defect, its position, and the tensile strength that is needed. The very smallest sutures are 10 – 0, which are around as fine as a human strand of hair and are only used in very specific cases, such as repairing vascular defects. Then on the other end of the scale, we have 00, the largest size, which is quite similar to a common fishing line. The largest sutures would be used for medical surgeries like repairing the abdominal wall. In dentistry, the sizes we work with are somewhere between. 3 0 chromic gut sutures are a common size and they are used in dentistry as well as for other small wounds.
For external wounds, smaller sutures are sometimes preferred, because this limits scarring for a more aesthetic repair. In the oral cavity, the aesthetic of tissue repair isn’t a major concern. Tissue regeneration in the mouth is consistent and happens relatively quickly, even in older patients with aging immune systems. 3 0 chromic gut sutures aren’t the smallest available but they are a good choice for most general dental procedures, such as suturing an extraction socket, a gum flap, or small incisions inside the mouth. To keep things in perspective, 3 0 chromic gut sutures have thread diameter that ranges between 0.300mm and 0.339mm, which is still quite small.
Choosing the right size for a procedure will depend on the tensile strength that is needed. This is determined by a range of factors, like how long the sutures will remain in place, how significant the defect is, and the specific nature of the defect. For example, a defect repaired with a bone block and grafting material would likely be larger, and the bone block itself is a bulky material, so something larger than 3 0 chromic gut sutures might be necessary. A clinician could even consider non resorbable synthetic sutures, in this case, to ensure that there is no drop in tensile strength for as long as the sutures are in place.
So yes, 3 0 chromic gut sutures are a common size in dentistry, but they’re not the most common size, because clinicians use a range of suture sizes and materials depending on the specific case. It’s recommended that large and busy dental practices carry a range of sizes to be prepared for any procedure. Dental Implant Technologies stocks a complete range of Unify® sutures. Alternatively, sutures can be ordered as they are needed when procedures are scheduled with patients. We deliver to dental offices throughout the United States and have a range of shipping options available.