A fast, convenient and effective solution for gingival retraction.
3M™ Astringent Retraction Paste gently pushes the gingival tissue away from the tooth, while helping to control bleeding and improve patient comfort.
The stiff material decreases the elasticity of collagen fibres and gingival tissue, compressing the gums with less trauma and irritation.
The long, slim tip provides easy access to tight interproximal areas, to help you apply the paste in – not on – the sulcus.
A hemostetic effect results from the compression on the gums by the paste containing 15% aluminum chloride as an astringent.
Single-use capsules include enough material to treat up to three teeth, and fit into most composite dispensers.
3M™ Retraction Paste is indicated for the temporary displacement of the marginal gingiva to provide a dry sulcus when the periodontium is healthy. This includes during:
Cementation of restorations
Preparation of Class II and V fillings
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