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iM3 Airgid Haemostatic Gelatin Collagen Sponges
with Silver (20 pieces of 10 x 10 x 10 mm)
Airgid is a gelatin sponge containing colloidal silver that can be
used to prevent wound infection and post-extraction bleeding.
Unlike pure gelatin sponges, the presence of silver helps to
provide antibacterial activity during the entire absorption time.
Prompt surgical haemostasis
Broad antibacterial effect
Haemostatic Gelatin Collagen Sponges with Silver.
Prompt achievement and maintenance of surgical haemostasis
is essential for successful wound healing.
Normal healing is initiated by the formation of a coagulum
that closes the wound. If the coagulum is not formed or if it is
destroyed or lost, healing is disturbed.
Using Airgid promotes the formation of and reduces the risk to
the blood coagulum so that
productive healing can begin.
20 x 20 mm
10 x 10 mm
How it works
Airgid works to prevent wound infection as well as control
primary, reactionary and secondary post-extraction bleeding.
When applied, an Airgid sponge can absorb more than its own
weight in blood, reducing the ‘dead space’ of the wound and
stabilising the blood coagulum. This is the first step in gaining
haemostasis. Primary haemorrhage is arrested as the Airgid fits
snuggly into the cavity.
Reactionary haemorrhage is deterred as the close-fitting Airgid
prevents gaps and secondary cavities from forming when the
blood coagulum contracts.
Argid helps to prevent secondary haemorrhage which is usually
caused by infection and can occur up to fourteen days postsurgery. The silver ions of the colloidal silver, which is bound
to the gelatin sponge, are activated and as they are highly
responsive to the moist environment, they readily reduce the
presence of bacteria at the site. As the sponge is resorbed,
the silver continues to be released extending the antibacterial
effect, preventing infection and further promoting healing. Local
delivery of the silver directly at the intended site of action means
less systemic circulation and reduced risk of systemic side-effects.
Extraction site of tooth 209.
How to use Airgid
Once the tooth has been extracted and the site has filled with
blood, dry Airgid is applied into the wound. Airgid can be cut to
size to fit snuggly but should not be compressed.
The sponge will fill with blood and at once works to encourage
the formation of blood coagulum and stop bleeding. There is
no need for further irrigation as the placement of Airgid stands
as treatment of the alveolus. If required, the wound can now be
sutured with Airgid in place. Keep lid tightly closed for longer
Extraction site filled with Airgid before suture closure.