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3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste, 56945, Value Pack, 100 /Each/Pack

Catalog Number 569453M ID 70201139337UPC 04035077006798
  • 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
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Impression Type
Gingival 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.

NOTE: The content of one unit-dose capsule is sufficient to treat up to three teeth. The capsules are for single use and must not be used on more than one patient.

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:
Customer Reviews
3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste, 56945, Value Pack, 100 /Each/Pack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and very effective! The retraction capsules are so easy to apply into the sulcus with their thin tips and the ability to use them with any composite gun makes impressions a snap!
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from stops the beeeding on difficult cases it will stop the bleeding and help get accurate impressions. must be rinse off well and thorough is it's only problem
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retraction capsule I was eskeptical, but now I use it all the time. -Impressions are perfect ! as long as the prep is not too infragingival. -Atraumatic -Easy application -Most of the time there is no need to numb lingual or palatal -Helps placing fillings or indirect restorations -Saves time
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing better Tried many retraction methods, but this one beats them all easily . Fast,reliable, kind to the tissue, and great results.
Date published: 2012-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! The retraction capsules are by far the easiest paste style tissue retraction devices available today. The very small diameter of the tip combined with the leverage of a composite delivery gun makes it's use simple and predictable. Thanks so much 3M, another great product!
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I have used various other retraction pastes, laser, and cord. This product gives far better results than any other with no tissue trauma. Easy to use and works quickly. No waste.
Date published: 2012-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stuff The retraction capsule's contents are placed easily in difficult to reach areas and the ingredient works great to reduce the moisture release of inflamed gums. I just might hold off on purchasing a laser now.
Date published: 2012-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful New Retraction Material I want everyone to know how terrific 3M ESPE's new retraction capsules are! I have just finished reviewing the system and find it to be nearly perfect. Having worked with the other two major materials, I find this to be easier to work with. It is regid enough to to the job. The fine tip is excellent for insertion into the sulcus. Cleanup is a snap as it is very easily washed away with a gentle stream of water so bleeding is not started again. Thank you 3M ESPE!
Date published: 2012-05-05
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