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3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule

3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule

Retraction capsule's tip fits directly in the sulcus for paste application

  • Effective gingival deflection and provides robust hemostasis
  • Convenient and time-saving: up to 50% faster than retraction cord
  • Compatible with most composite dispensers.


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

3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule 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.

Item No. Product Information
56941 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule
Refill Pack: 25 capsules
56942 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule
Value Pack: 100 capsules

NOTE: The content of one unit-dose capsule is sufficient to treat up to three (3) teeth. The capsules are for single use and must not be used on more than one patient.

Technical Information
Retraction Capsule Technical Data Sheet (PDF, 1.6MB)

Frequently Asked Questions
Retraction Capsule (PDF, 1.3MB)

Capsule de rétraction 3MMC ESPEMC (PDF, 538KB)

Retraction Capsule (PDF, 1.4MB)

Retraction Capsule (PDF, 538KB)

Capsule de rétraction 3MMC ESPEMC (PDF, 522KB)

Instruction Sheet
Retraction Capsule (PDF, 11.8MB)

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