The DX. Etch 37 Dental Etching Gel is a polymer thickened gel for use on enamel and dentin.
This gel will effectively treat enamel and dentin, producing the necessary microretentive surface for successful bonding. The polymer thickener creates thixotropic properties, enhancing handling characteristics. The etchant rinse away cleanly and quickly, leaving no residue.
- Isolate tooth and then prepare the cavity in a conservative manner. Clean the entire surface with a slurry of pumice and water
- Apply etchant using a tip, a disposable syringe tip, or disposable brush tip. Allow etchant to remain in place for 15 seconds. Etching time should be monitored with a stopwatch. Begin timing at the end of application
Option: place etchant enamel first, then proceed to cover dentin, for a slightly longer enamel etching time.
- Rinse thoroughly (at least 5 seconds) to completely remover all traces of etchant
- Remove excess moisture from the tooth and proceed with the application of etching gel, waiting for 10 seconds, then rise thoroughly. Then apply adhesive