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Expasyl

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Making a Good Impression Virtually every dentist will agree that one of the keys to receiving an ideal restoration from a lab is a great impression, and that a significant factor for obtaining a great impression is clear, well-defined marginal detail. Inherent to obtaining the necessary marginal detail in an impression is the management of soft tissue. Sufficient gingival retraction is required to capture subgingival detail as well as the relationship between hard and soft tissue within the final impression.1 A high-quality impression that provides the necessary marginal detail is not only required for good fit, but also for optimal esthetic results. Gingival retraction was traditionally managed with retraction cord to expose the margins of a preparation; however, there was still the issue of managing a clean, dry field to ensure the best detail in the impression as well as the issue of carefully managing delicate soft tissue. Dentists now have a selection of methods available to provide gingival retraction, including Expasyl, a hemostatic paste with a clay-like consistency that provides the versatility of effective retraction combined with a proven hemostatic agent, aluminum chloride.

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Any first-year dental student can attest to the importance of soft-tissue management, but a week or two of clinical training reveals a painful truth: effective retraction and hemostasis are easier said than done. Classic gingival retraction techniques can cause pain and damage the epithelial attachment, and the post-healing gingival margin level can be difficult to predict. Adding to the challenge is the fact that some hemostatic agents are unstable and inhibit bonding. To address these issues, ACTEON offers Expasyl, a viscous paste that ...

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Expasyl

This easy-to-use paste provides hemostasis and comfortable retraction—without the cord. For 15 years, Kerr's Expasyl has been the gold standard for gingival retraction without cord, because it addresses many of the risks and drawbacks to cord. When extruded directly into the sulcus for hemostasis and atraumatic retraction, Expasyl provides the dentist with a safe, cost-effective alternative to packing cord for all procedures requiring gingival retraction—taking impressions (with or without prior gingival removal), seating of restorations, fitting/placing rubber dam, restoring class II, III, and V cavities, and more. Expasyl, a viscous biocompatible paste, contains 15% aluminum...

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Nice material
I love the outcome from using this product, but I hate how hard it is to dispense and keep in the sulcus. I felt that most of the time, it would curl up and not stay in place. I would then have to take my finger or a condenser to push it in place again. Taste was worse than Dryz and traxodent. I decided to make the switch but loved using it before the reps had me try other products. I would still recommend to others rather than packing cord
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