Background and Aim: The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical responses of intraoral mucosal incisions closed with n-butyl-2- cynoacrylates with incisions closed with silk sutures. Materials & Methods: In thirty patients requiring minor oral surgical procedures bilateral mucosal incisions were placed. One side was closed with n-butyl cyanoacrylate and other with silk suture. Postoperatively patients were recalled on 1st, 7th, 14th and 21th day and evaluated for pain, edema, wound dehiscence and scar. Results were evaluated using chi square test. Results: The results showed that there was no statistically significant difference between suture and cyanoacrylate for occurrences of pain, edema, and wound dehience and scar formation. However the averages time taken for suturing was considerable more than the time taken for cyanoacrylate application. Conclusion: This study suggests that efficacy of cyanoacrylate and suture in intraoral wound closure is similar for postoperatively finding like pain, edema, wound dehiscence and scar formation. However cyanoacrylate has certain advantage like ease of application, less time consuming and is well accepted by patients.
Key words: Oral Mucosa, Incision, Tissue adhesive, Sutures, n-butyl 2 cyanoacrylate