If you’re shopping around for dental supplies for your practice and you’re looking to try something new, you may be confused by some products that seem to perform the same function but look slightly different. Take hemostatic sponges, for instance. There are many varieties of dental sponges whose hemostatic agents are derived from different sources, such as gelatin, bone wax, or cellulose. But if all these products do basically the same thing, how do you decide what to use on your patients? While gelatin products like Gelfoam are more commonly used in dentistry, there are other alternatives to absorbable hemostatic products out there, like Spongostan, that are just as effective and easier to apply.

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