Geistlich Mucograft® for improving wound repair after mucosal biopsy
The possibility of early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions makes the oral cavity a favorite location as it facilitates access for a full examination. A multicenter series of cases has evaluated a new clinical use of Geistlich Mucograft® to improve the repair of wound healing after the biopsy of an oral lesion, thus avoiding additional local anesthesia and further surgical trauma when harvesting a graft from the donor site.
Good perspectives for the future
Despite the limited number of patients involved (3), this follow-up study at six months has shown the benefits of Geistlich Mucograft® in terms of healing effectiveness evaluated by the restitution ad integrum of the soft-tissue with regard to color, bleeding and swelling.
The big advantage of the collagen matrix here is that it proves to be a valid alternative to harvesting palatal or soft-tissue graft for the management of oral disease of both the hard and soft palate, simplifying the surgical procedure and reducing the patients’ discomfort.