Year: 2018 | Month: October-December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 29-36
Hemostatic Agents in Dentistry
Dr. Amit Mani1, Dr. Raju Anarthe2, Dr. Preeti Kale3, Dr. Shalakha Maniyar3, Dr. Sekharmantri Anuraga3
1Professor & HOD, 2Reader, 3Post-Graduate Student,
Department of Periodontology, Rural Dental College, Loni.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Preeti Kale
Bleeding intraoperatively and postoperatively in oral surgery poses a great threat to the patient and can lead to serious consequences if uncontrolled. The dentist should be familiar with the range of hemostatic agents available in market and their application if any bleeding episode occurs. Bleeding complications can occur in healthy as well as in patients who are systemically compromised. Having a broad knowledge of the management approaches will allow the clinician to know when to apply a particular approach. The purpose of this article is to review the literature regarding the applications of various local hemostatic agents available in the management of bleeding in oral surgery, their mechanism of action, their indications and contraindications.
Key words: Hemostasis, Local hemostatic agents, Oral surgery, Bleeding.