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  • 3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste

    3M ID espe_retraction_capsule
    • The extra fine tip fits directly into the sulcus.
    • Enables a clean, dry sulcus and robust hemostasis.
    • Hygienic unit-dose capsule.
    • Versus dental retraction cords:
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    Retraction Cord Technique vs. 3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste

    • Retraction Cord

      CORD: must be cut to size for each procedure

      • Difficult to accurately place
      • Hemostasis achieved via pressure; usually requires cord soaked in hemostatic agent
      • Risk of gingival inflammation and trauma; higher risk of hemorrhage
      • Painful for patients
      • Excellent retraction
    • Retraction Paste Capsule

      CAPSULE: retraction paste application for 1-3 teeth

      • EASY access to tight interproximal areas
      • LONG lasting hemostasis achieved from
      • 15% aluminum chloride paste
      • GENTLE on tissue with less risk of tissue trauma and hemorrhaging
      • BETTER patient comfort
      • EFFECTIVE retraction
    • The extra fine tip fits directly into the sulcus.
    • Enables a clean, dry sulcus and robust hemostasis.
    • Hygienic unit-dose capsule.
    • Versus dental retraction cords:
    • Convenient and time-saving retraction process: Up to 50% faster.
    • Lower risk of hemorrhage.
    • Gentle on tissue for improved patient comfort.
    • Versus competing pastes:
    • Easy access into the sulcus.
    • Better interproximal access due to capsule’s extra-fine tip.
    • Compatible with most composite dispensers.

    Get easy access to the sulcus with 3M™Astringent Retraction Paste patented extra fine tip. The retraction paste dispenses easily using common composite dispensers and effectively deflects marginal gingiva.

    Suggested Applications

    • 3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste is indicated for the temporary tissue retraction of the marginal gingiva to provide a dry sulcus when the periodontium is healthy, such as:
    • taking impressions (material-based or digital)
    • preparation of temporary casts
    • preparation of Class II and V fillings.The product must not be used in patients suffering from a diseased periodontium, open furcations or exposed bone.
    Customer Reviews
    3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver Excellent product. Easy to use. Small tip so get into sulcus.
    Date published: 2013-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great These little capsules are great. They retract tissue as well as any competitor and are more affordably priced. They have enough for a single use so they don't dry out and you don't have to figure out how many tips to buy because they don't have any. You pop it into your composite gun and use that to dispense it. The end of the capsule is really tiny too and reaches right down into the sulcus.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new product I have replaced Expasyl with your superior product. The delivery tip is the perfect size and the paste consistency makes delivery easy to control and place. Control of bleeding points is also outstanding.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
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