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Retraction Capsule

Astringent Retraction Paste Capsules Closeup
Astringent Retraction Paste Capsules Closeup
Get easy access to the sulcus with 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule’s patented extra fine tip. The retraction paste dispenses easily using common composite dispensers and effectively deflects marginal gingiva.
  • 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.
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Products and Purchase Options:

Catalog NumberItem NumberMarketplace Formal Name
56942702011373153M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule Value Pack, 56942 Add to Cart
56941702011373073M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule Refill, 56941 Add to Cart

Suggested Applications

  • 3M™ ESPE™ 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.


Brand3M ESPE
Cure TypeNA
Delivery SystemCapsule
Product TypeGingival Retraction