Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: Moisture prevention during the bonding of orthodontic attachments on impacted teeth is crucial for accomplishment. It was aimed to compare the hemostatic effects of adrenaline and Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) during the surgical exposure of the impacted maxillary canine. Materials and methods: The study consists of 20 patients, whose orthodontic treatments were outlined with the surgical exposure of maxillary impacted canine. Patients were divided into groups of 10; where each group was treated with one of the two medicines to control bleeding. Group A was treated with adrenaline, and group B was treated with Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS). The bleeding period was recorded as the time from the exposure of the crown until the inception of bonding. Results: It was observed that both the bleeding period and the cumulative duration were significantly shorter in group B (the ABS group) than in group A (the adrenaline group) (P < 0.05), but no significant deviation in bonding times was recorded. Conclusion: ABS is a good alternative hemostatic agent for the prevention of bleeding at the surgical exposure of impacted teeth without affecting the bonding.


Adrenaline, Ankaferd Blood Stopper, bleeding time, bonding time, impacted canine

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