Insertion Methods

There are two different methods for the placement of Phocal fluoride disks, depending upon the tightness of the contact points of the adjacent teeth.

  • All debris and calculus should be removed from the selected interproximal sites prior to treatment.
  • The interproximal sites and disk must be kept dry during placement.

Method 1: Insertion of Flat Phocal Disks

  • Recommended for anterior teeth and where spacing allows.
  • When spacing allows, insert the flat Phocal disk interproximally with forceps and/or by hand directly between the contact points of the two adjacent teeth.

Method 2: Insertion of Flat Phocal Disks with Separation

  • Recommended for posterior teeth and where spacing is restrictive.
  • In some cases, separation with wedges or rings may be necessary prior to insertion - separate teeth by your preferred method of separation.
  • After appropriate time for minor separation to occur, insert the flat Phocal disk interproximally with forceps and/or by hand directly between the contact points of the two adjacent teeth