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  • 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. 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 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 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.

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 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.


  • One DENTOSPON 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, e.g. after

  • extractions
  • apical amputations
  • maxillary sinus perforations
  • other surgical treatments(removal of tumours or retained teeth)

Prophylaxis of

  • secondary cavity formation
  • wound infections
  • secondary haemorrhage prophylaxis

as well as a dressing after gingivectomy and in periodontopathies.

How to use

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.

After extraction blood should be allowed to accumulate in the alveolums...

Cut DENTOSPON to correct size...

Place DENTOSPON in the wound and suture.

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.

Ordering Information

Bulk Jar

Individual blister