After extractions and other surgical treatment complications often occur, particularly due to bacterial infection. DENTOSPON™ provides the dentist with an effective, biocompatible medical device for reliable post extraction treatment. DENTOSPON™ has the great advantage that it is both haemostatic and bactericidal.
DENTOSPON™ 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. DENTOSPON™ 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 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 DENTOSPON™ a depot effect – the product has an antimicrobial effect throughout the resorption process. Further medications are not required therefore treatment with DENTOSPON™ is time saving and very compatible for the patient.
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 of ﬁssures and secondary cavities which, without DENTOSPON™, could form by contraction of the blood coagulum and trigger infection due to the invasion of contaminated saliva.
DENTOSPON™ remains in the alveolus and is completely resorbed within 4 weeks. DENTOSPON™ 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. DENTOSPON™ does not contain any colouring agents. The brown colour is due to the colloidal silver.
The treatment of alveoli and wound cavities, e.g. after
as well as a dressing after gingivectomy and in periodontopathies.
DENTOSPON™ is supplied sterilised and ready for use. The size of the small sponge can be adjusted to ﬁt the wound cavity if need be. Two DENTOSPON™ sponges can be used for larger wounds. Care must be taken that the sponge is not compressed. Pressure on the sponge will destroy its structure and prevent the collection of blood within it.
The dry sponge is immediately placed in the fresh, blood-ﬁlled wound cavity and should be allowed to absorb as much blood as possible. The sponge must not protrude over the inner gingival margin so as not to adversely affect the desired epithelisation. This constitutes deﬁnitive treatment of the alveolus and there is no need for subsequent rinsing.