Postextractional bleeding represents a complication of which causes have to be acknowledged in order toefficiently prevent or control its occurrence. A great
variety of local haemostatic substances are available at the moment. Among these, Gelfoam (Pharmacia) is one of the most common agents used for minor bleeding control, being a porous sponge, foldable, made of gelatinous extracted from dried and sterilised porcine skin, and Act (Johnson & Johnson), a resorbable material based on oxidised cellulosed, expensive, but very useful in oral surgery procedures.
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