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3M ESPE Retraction Capsule

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According to 3M ESPE, this system can save substantial time—up to 50% faster compared to retraction cords—while effectively deflecting the marginal gingiva and providing long-lasting hemostasis. The capsule’s extra-fine tip is designed to actively open the sulcus and easily deliver the high-viscous astringent paste into the sulcus. The capsule has a flexible, soft-edge tip and an orientation ring (similar to a perio probe) to give dental professionals precise control and easy handling. The technique is simple: the clinician can easily fix the retraction capsule in a composite dispenser, then insert its tip into the sulcus and slowly inject the material. After 2 minutes, the retraction paste can be removed with an air-water spray. The single-use capsule can also help dentists avoid issues with cross-contamination. —Bob Alaburda

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Retraction Paste
I have been using this product for over about a year now and have found it to be excellent in many respects. First, the consistency allows it to remain in place as well as to be "packed" into deep or broad areas. Secondly,the small tip allows injection into the gingival sulcus very easily. Third, it rinses very nicely with water leaving a clean surface.And finally, the hemostasic effects seem to last longer than anything I have used in the past. I also have noticed no discoloration of cement margins or composite restorations following use of this agent. My typical routine is to pack a single small cord prior to final margin preparation and than p[lace the retraction paste for two minutes and rise with water.I use my diode laser much less for troughing now unless the preparation is very deep or has chronically inflamed tissue that requires removal.
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3M ESPE Retraction capsule
Retraction capsule does a wonderful job to control gingival bleeding and the thin tip that you use to dispense the material is excellent. It gets placed very easily. The only negative is that it doesn't wash out of the sulcus very easily. It clots around the tooth and you may have to physically remove it with more than just your water spray.
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Where has then been all my life?
What an incredible product! Simple to use, only takes 5 seconds to place in sulcus. It is easy to wash out and has unbelievable hemostatic properties. I think it is worth its weight in gold. I'm sold! Dr Bert Wilmer
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