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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 51, No 1, March, 2012

UDK 61
ISSN 0365-4478(Printed version)
ISSN 1821-2794(Online)


Correspondence to:

Ivan Kostić

University of Niš

Faculty of Medicine

Institute of Biology and Human Genetics

Bul. dr Zorana Đinđića br. 81

18000 Niš

Serbia E-mail: ivankostic@sbb.rs

Review article                                                                         

UDC: 616.311.2-002-08






Ivan Kostić1, Stevo Najman1, Milena Kostić2 and Sanja Stojanović1


University of  Niš, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of  Biology and Human Genetics, Serbia1

Clinic of Dentistry Niš, Department of Prosthodontics, Serbia2


In order to obtain an adequate impression of demarcation line area of a prepared tooth located in or below the gingival edge it is necessary to perform the dilatation and drying of the gingival sulcus using retraction cord impregnated with adequate retraction agents. The aim of the study was to carry out comparative analysis of advantages and disadvantages of commercially available gingival retraction agents. Commercial retraction agents include astringents (metal salts) and vasoconstrictors on the basis of epinephrine. Further research should be aimed at examining the possibility of using sympathomimetic vasoconstrictors (tetrahydrosolin and oxymetasolin) for gingival retraction. Acta Medica Medianae 2012;51(1):81-84.


            Key words: retraction agents, tetrahydrosolin