BloodSTOP® and BloodSTOP® iX are biocompatible, non-irritating, woven matrices of fibers made from natural plant compounds. They adhere to a wound, initiate blood coagulation, stop bleeding, and form a protective layer to create an optimal environment for wound healing. Their water solubility allows for removal by rinsing, without disruption of a clotted surface.
These products are covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,262,181.
BloodSTOP® iX for Surface Bleeding in Dentistry & Oral Surgery
BloodSTOP® iX in Dentistry
BloodSTOP® iX hemostatic matrix is ideally suited to control the significant bleeding associated with tooth extractions and other intra-oral procedures in general dentistry. BloodSTOP® iX is a sterile product ready for immediate use out of the package, and can quickly and easily be cut or packed to appropriate size to fit in tight oral spaces. It is odorless and tasteless, making it more palatable for the patient, and is easily rinsed away with sterile water or saline solution.
For Oral Surgery
During or after oral surgeries, from wisdom tooth extractions to reconstructive surgery or implants, BloodSTOP® iX provides fast-acting, temporary control of surface bleeding. Composed of oxidized-etherified regenerated cellulose, BloodSTOP® iX rapidly absorbs blood and transforms into a clear gel to seal the wound with a protective transparent layer, bind and activate platelets, provide support for clot formation, and create an environment for wound healing. The BloodSTOP® iX gel remaining at the extraction site is completely water soluble and does not need to be removed because it will be washed out over a short period of time with saliva and normal post-extraction oral hygiene practices.
TECHNIQUE TIP FOR DENTISTS: Apply BloodSTOP ®iX with dry instruments! The hydrophilic properties of BloodSTOP® iX will cause it to adhere to wet instruments or wet gloves, making application difficult. If material becomes wet when placing in a tooth socket, dull rounded instruments can be used to push the material into the socket.
"I have used BloodSTOP® in dental extractions where bleeding control was difficult. It costs less than half the price of other products…and it totally dissolves in water so I don’t have to worry about a foreign body being left in the surgical area.”
Dr. Kenneth Robinson, D.M.D., P.C.