When performing complex restorative procedures, it is important to consider not only the teeth and other bony structures, but the soft tissue and gingiva as well. Kerr Dental knows that this delicate tissue requires specialized care, and offers a variety of products to assist with your soft tissue management needs for many different procedures. Whether you need a temporary retraction system, impregnated retraction cords, or hemostatic agents, Kerr Dental has the soft tissue management solutions you need for your practice.
In addition to caring for the teeth and bony structures of the mouth, dental professionals must also care for the gingiva and soft tissue. Kerr Dental features a full line of soft tissue management solutions designed to help retract the gingiva and stop bleeding. Expasyl is a thick paste that can be used during procedures as an alternative to traditional retraction cord. Little pressure is required to apply this paste, causing minimal trauma and reducing the risk of epithelial attachment rupture. In addition, the paste is quickly applied and significantly more comfortable for your patients. Kerr Dental also offers a large variety of treated and non-impregnated GingiBRAID products. This braided retraction material is made of soft cotton fiber that provides strong tissue management. In addition to the non-impregnanted version, Kerr offers GingiBRAID treated with aluminum potassium sulfate. They are available in four diameters, as a bottle, ShortCut, and UniBraid, which are 2 inch precut lengths. The ShortCut delivery system contains a built in cord cutter, where each click of the dial dispenses a pre-measured 1 cm of cord. In addition to the GingiBRAID line of products, Kerr Dental offers GingiCORD, traditional cotton retraction cord that can be placed last for maximum absorbency, and GingiGEL, a retraction cord that is completely saturated with aluminum chloride for immediate hemostasis. When gingival bleeding is a concern and gingival retraction isn’t required, Kerr Dental offers hemostatic agents to reduce bleeding and oozing. Hemodettes is a single use hemostatic gel with a patient friendly cranberry flavor. Hemostasyl is a safe and effective hemostatic agent that poses no risk of staining to surrounding tissue. Kerr Dental has been proud to serve the dental community for over 125 years, by offering the soft tissue management products and solutions that dental professionals need to run a successful practice.