DENTOSPON : Absorbable haemostatic gelatin sponge with colloidal silver
• Quick haemostasis
• Stabilizes the blood coagulum
• Smooth and complete resorption
• Effective against a wide range of bacteria • Long lasting depot effect
• There are no complications in the healing process • The wound does not have to be reopened
• Time is saved
After extractions and other surgical treatment complications often occur, particularly due to bacterial infection. DENTOSPONTM provides the dentist with an effective, biocompatible medical device for reliable post extraction treatment. DENTOSPONTM has the great advantage that it is both haemostatic and bactericidal.
DENTOSPONTM is made of foam gelatine and finely dispersed (colloidal) silver. Silver forms silver ions in moist conditions. Even small quantities of these ions are antimicrobial, without developping resistance. DENTOSPONTM is effective against all micro-organisms which are found in the oral cavity, particularly against gram-negative organisms. It has been found to be very effective against bacteria which are resistant to antibiotics.
The particular property of colloidal silver – its long lasting depot effect
The finely dispersed colloidal silver provides a large, active surface for the continuous release of silver ions. As silver does not dissolve easily it is not washed out of the gelatine sponge, but is continually released as the sponge is resorbed. This gives DENTOSPONTM a depot effect – the product has an antimicrobial effect throughout the resorption process. Further medications are not required therefore treatment with DENTOSPONTM is time saving and very compatible for the patient.
One DENTOSPONTM gelatine sponge (14 × 7 × 7 mm) contains:
Hardened gelatine Ph. Eur. 9.5 mg Colloid silver Ph. Eur. 0.5 mg
Where to use :
The treatment of alveoli and wound cavities,
maxillary sinus perforations
other surgical treatments
(removal of tumours or retained teeth)
• secondary cavity formation • wound infections
• secondary haemorrhage
prophylaxis as well as a dressing after gingivectomy and in periodontopathies.
Haemostasis and prevention of post operative bleeding with Gelatine
The evenly porous foam structure absorbs its own weight in blood several times over, promotes thrombocyte aggregation due to the large surface and fills the wound cavity. The plug thus formed has a constant volume, fits snugly and stabilises blood coagulum. This prevents the formation offissures and secondary cavities which, without DENTOSPONTM, could form by contraction of the blood coagulum and trigger infection due to the invasion of contaminated saliva.
DENTOSPONTM remains in the alveolus and is completely resorbed within 4 weeks. DENTOSPONTM is made from gelatine of pharmaceutical quality and from colloidal silver. Quality control at all stages: raw material, production, sterilisation and the finished product, guarantees uniform high quality and effectiveness. DENTOSPONTM does not contain any colouring agents.
The brown colour is due to the colloidal silver.