ViscoStat™20% Ferric Sulfate
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ViscoStat hemostatic is a 20% ferric sulfate equivalent solution with inert binding agents in a viscous, aqueous vehicle. It has a pH of ~1.0 and contains patented, fumed silica to limit the acidic activity, making it kind to hard and soft tissue.
- Causes profound hemostasis
- Stops bleeding in seconds, saving chair time
- Provides unsurpassed kindness to hard and soft tissues
- Eliminates sulcular fluid contamination for optimal bonding
- Decreases costly impression remakes
- Use with Metal Dento-Infusor™ tip with Comfort Hub™ or Blue Mini™ Dento-Infusor™ tip
- Certified gluten free
Provides Profound Hemostasis in Seconds
Kind to Hard and Soft Tissues
ViscoStat hemostatic solution is formulated with a patented fumed silica to buffer acidity and offer a more viscous consistency that will not run or drip. This makes precise placement of ViscoStat hemostatic easy, regardless of the location in the mouth.
Decreases Costly Impression Remakes
Tissue Management Is the Key to Quality Direct and Indirect Restorations
Hemostasis and Fluid Control
Easy to Dispense with the IndiSpense Syringe
Protects Tissues and Leaves Smear Layer Intact
Tissue Management Technique Step by Step
See Instructions for Use for complete instructions, warnings, and precautions.
"I can't live without ViscoStat because it takes seconds to save an hour and stops the bleeding when nothing else will. Now I don't have to re-prep for impressions."
Dr. Jeffrey Stratford-Jones – Ventura, CA
"[ViscoStat] is convenient, dependable, and effective in bothersome clinical bleeding situations. It is the product of choice when others fail to do the job."
Dr. Daniel Sweet – Colvis, CA
"ViscoStat has allowed me to take clean, dry, accurate impressions even in some of the most hemorrhagic situations. Thank you! I appreciate it, my lab man appreciates it, and my patients appreciate it."
Dr. Monte Person – Fresno, CA
"ViscoStat can stop bleeding on the cervical area of a crown prep like nothing else I have ever seen! It is a miracle solution! I wish I knew how many thousands of hours it has saved me over the years. Thank you, Ultradent!"
Dr. Scott J. Hadley – Haxtun, CO
"Controlling bleeding is almost an everyday procedure. To improve fine impressions of crown margins I rely on ViscoStat to control bleeding, leaving a dry open field for impression material."
Dr. Bertram Chodorov – Melbourne, FL
"Without a doubt I would be lost without ViscoStat! It quickly stops sulcular bleeding, allowing me to place the Ultrapak cord and get an excellent impression on the first try. It is also great to use when bonding composites near gingival tissues. ViscoStat is a vital part of my crown prep and composite armamentarium."
Dr. Julie Ann Routhier – Savannah, GA
"I use ViscoStat in my practice on an almost daily basis–in fact, it's a product that is a MUST HAVE for me! It's absolutely vital when seating crowns. After removing the temporary crowns and doing try-in of the definitive crowns I always use ViscoStat to control the gum tissue hemorrhage. It works absolutely AMAZING and provides a clean, dry field for me to deliver the crowns without compromising the marginal integrity as the cement cures!"
Dr. Todd W. Hohlen – Lincoln, NE
Frequently Asked Questions
Is ViscoStat hemostatic solution more powerful than Astringedent™ hemostatic solution?
Yes. ViscoStat hemostatic is a 20% ferric sulfate solution, and Astringedent hemostatic is a 15.5% ferric sulfate solution.
Can ViscoStat hemostatic be used with an epinephrine preparation?
No. When a ferric sulfate solution like ViscoStat hemostatic is used with an epinephrine preparation, a blue/black precipitate will occur.
How do I know that I’ve achieved hemostasis with ViscoStat hemostatic solution?
Hemostasis is realized when the new coagulum stops forming. By burnishing the gingival margin with the Metal Dento-Infusor tip, ViscoStat hemostatic is delivered to the capillary openings, stopping the bleeding. After ViscoStat hemostatic has been delivered to the preparation and rubbed into the sulcus, test the preparation with a firm air/water spray. If bleeding resumes, rub additional ViscoStat hemostatic into the preparation and test again. When no bleeding occurs after a firm air/water spray, profound hemostasis has been achieved.
How fast is hemostasis achieved with ViscoStat hemostatic solution?
ViscoStat hemostatic solution is capable of providing hemostasis in a matter of seconds. Depending on the patient’s periodontal and systemic health, hemostasis may be achieved in as little as 2–3 passes around the sulcus or as many as 20 or 30.