Ultrapak cord is made of 100% cotton, knitted into thousands of tiny loops to form long, interlocking chains. This unique knitted design exerts a gentle, continuous outward force following placement, as the knitted loops seek to open. Optimal tissue displacement occurs in 3–8 minutes. Ultrapak E knitted cord is impregnated with racemic epinephrine hydrochloride.
Ultrapak knitted cord comes in cords as small as size #000 to as large as size #3, making Ultrapak cord suitable for any clinical situation. The smaller cords are ideal for pediatric cases where carious lesions have extended beyond the gumline and as the first cord in the double-cord technique. The larger cords work well as the upper cord in the double-cord technique and for areas that have thick gingival tissues that require a significant amount of force to be retracted.
#000 - Use as lower cord in the double-cord technique - Anterior teeth - Double packing #00 - Preparing and cementing veneers - Restorative procedures dealing with thin, friable tissues #0 - Lower anteriors - When luting near gingival and subgingival veneers - Class III, IV, and V restorations - Second cord for double-cord technique #1 - Non-impregnated #1 and #2 sizes are particularly effective for tissue control and/or displacement when soaked in coagulative hemostatic solution prior to and/or after crown preparations - Use as a protective pre-preparation cord on anteriors #2 - Upper cord for double-cord technique - Use as a protective pre-preparation cord #3 - Areas that have fairly thick gingival tissues where a significant amount of force is required - Upper cord for use with the double-cord technique
Note: Do not use Ultrapak E knitted cord or other epinephrine preparations with ferric sulfate solutions, including ViscoStat™, Astringedent™, and Astringedent™ X hemostatics, as a blue/black precipitate will occur. Ultrapak cord with Epinephrine is not available in all countries.