Rapid Communication| Volume 14, ISSUE 8, P1009-1013, August 1961

An evaluation of carboxymethyl cellulose as an absorbable coagulant in oral surgical procedures

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        1. The administration of carboxymethyl cellulose cones for postoperative hemostasis was effective in almost all cases.
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        2. Postoperative complications were nonexistent except in one case. It is suggested that the cones be manufactured in several sizes to accommodate the smaller sockets of anterior teeth.
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        3. The cones do not cause any discomfort to the patient and they help to allay apprehension when he is informed of their purpose.
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        4. No systemic side effects from the use of carboxymethyl cellulose were observed. The basic chemical formula of this material has been used in many forms, both in contact with body tissues and as an ingredient of certain foods.
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