Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge

Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge

Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge

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Learn about Cardinal Health Vistec X-Ray Detectable Sponges

The Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge allows surgeons and other practitioners to find gauze with the radio-opaque element. The blue line on the x-ray detectable sponge also makes it easier to detect the gauze with the naked eye, despite it being saturated during procedures.

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The Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge is a medical device that is used to help prevent infection. The product comes in a variety of sizes and options, all of which are designed to be X-ray detectable. The gauze sponge is made from a material that is safe for use in the body and is sterile.



What is X-ray detectable gauze?

Radio-Opaque (X-Ray) gauze has a heat-bonded barium sultfate (BaSO4) marker that allows the x-ray to maintain it’s visibility and get accurate readings on the wound site.

What's the difference between gauze sponges and gauze pads?

Gauze sponges come with at least two per pack and gauze pads are usually one per pack.

What is Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge gauze?

Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge is used to help control moisture in a patient’s mouth during various dental treatments.

What kind of gauze do dentists use?

Dentists use multiple types of sterile and non-sterile gauze during oral procedures. Some of it is also based on personal preference as well. Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge is one good option.

How long do you have to wear gauze after tooth extraction?

Gauze should be kept on surgical sites until the bleeding from the operation stops – roughly 2-3 hours post-operation. Replace the gauze every 30-45 minutes.

How long do you wear gauze after wisdom teeth removal?

Keep gauze on the wisdom tooth removal area until the bleeding stops – usually 2-3 hours. Replace the gauze every 30-45 minutes or when the gauze is soiled.

What does 12-ply gauze mean?

Ply refers to the number of layers the gauze has. The higher the ply number (12-ply), the thicker the square of gauze will be.

What are gauze sponges 4x4 used for?

Gauze sponges that are 4x4 are used to absorb fluids, clean wounds, and wipe instruments.

What's the difference between sterile and non-sterile gauze sponges?

Sterile medical gauze sponges are used to prevent potential infections on open wounds. Non-sterile gauze sponges are used more often for cleaning instruments and doing tasks where infections are less likely. Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge are a good option.

What's the difference between woven and non-woven gauze sponges?

Non-woven gauze sponges are made from a poly rayon blend, while woven gauze sponges are made from 100% cotton. Cardinal Vistec X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge are a great alternative.



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Most of our products ship out within 24-48 business hours, depending on availability. If you wish to cancel your order, you must request a cancellation the same day your order is placed. Please contact with your order number to request a cancellation. After your cancellation has been confirmed, you will be issued a refund to your original form of payment. If your order is shipped before cancellation is confirmed, you will not be able to cancel your order.

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bttn will only accept returns up to 14 business days after your delivery date. Your product must be returned in the same packaging, condition and quantity it was delivered.

If your product is eligible for return contact In the email, place the order number in the subject line, include a brief description of the reason for returning, and attach any applicable pictures.

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  • All short-dated (e.g. less than 90-day shelf life), outdated, or seasonal products
  • N95 Masks - N95 masks are designed to fit securely on the face and may cause discomfort, bruising and or broken skin on the bridge of the nose. bttn will not accept returns on
  • N95/KN95 masks due to the way the may fit or feel while wearing them

Upon receiving your return request, our supply team will determine if your product qualifies for a return based on the above guidelines. Customers are responsible for the shipping costs associated with returning the product, unless the product arrived damaged (please review damage products policy above) or you received the wrong product.

If your order qualifies for a return label (products that are damaged or defective within policy terms), our supply team will issue you a return label through email. You will have 14 business days to drop off your product at the designated courier location.

The product will be inspected for quality assurance upon delivery and a refund will be issued to the original form of payment. Once the refund has been issued it can take up to 7-10 business days to reflect on your original form of payment.

Any requests to return products after 14 days from receipt will be denied.


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