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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
Prompt surgical haemostasis
Broad antibacterial effect
10mm x 10mm x 10mm
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.
20mm x 20mm x 20mm
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 post-surgery. 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 shelf life.
Extraction site filled with Airgid
before suture closure