News ID: 56251
Published: 0403 GMT November 26, 2014

Green tea extract stops gum bleeding

Green tea extract stops gum bleeding

An Isfahan Medical University study has found that the green tea extract helps stop gum bleeding after tooth extraction.

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process.

Mehrdad Fanaei conducted the research on patients in two 31-member groups who have their mandibular molars removed.

The patients in the first group were asked to bite on a green tea-soaked gauze pad and the patients in the second group were asked to apply pressure to stop the bleeding by placing the gauze directly over the extraction site.

After one hour, the gauzes were carefully removed and the extraction sites were observed for bleeding.

Green tea helped reduce bleeding and led to the formation of blood clots sooner compared to the second group.


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