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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
    Details
    • 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.
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