One clinician's view of Premier Dental's Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System

May 14, 2012
Issue 5

Dr. Thu Tran first tried Premier Dental’s Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System about three years ago when she was asked to review the product for a dental magazine. She was so pleased with its consistency and how easy it is to use, it’s been part of her practice ever since. What benefits does the Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System bring to your practice?

Dr. Thu Tran first tried Premier Dental’s Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System about three years ago when she was asked to review the product for a dental magazine. She was so pleased with its consistency and how easy it is to use, it’s been part of her practice ever since.

What benefits does the Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System bring to your practice?

Being able to consistently get a good impression every time saves time, materials and money. It’s a great feeling to not worry about hemostasis and packing cord when you are on a time crunch. I can’t think of a time when my margins didn’t come out perfect when I’ve used Traxodent. The delivery system is so simple there was no learning curve in training my assistant to use it, and the results were always consistent. The combination of retraction and hemostasis is a huge benefit.

For the most consistent results, I use Traxodent with the preformed caps, Premier Retraction Caps. These caps create the pressure necessary for the retraction process.

Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System
Designed to serve as a retraction and hemostatic system for use before impression making or wherever hemostasis and retraction is required, Traxodent Hemodent Paste Retraction System contains 15% aluminum chloride. Traxodent is reportedly adaptable to a variety of techniques including the use of a Premier Retraction Cap for maximum tissue deflection. The absorbent paste is easily dispensed from syringe into the sulcus, displaces soft tissue and works synergistically with the astringent properties of aluminum chloride to create retraction. Fluid is absorbed while the paste occupies the sulcus. After 2 minutes, it can be rinsed away, leaving an open, retracted sulcus.
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What would you say are the main benefits for your patients?

There is no pain involved when it comes to placement. You can prep a root canaled tooth with no anesthetic and place Traxodent without ever worrying about the pain that cord packing would have caused.

Why would you encourage other clinicians to try this product in their practice?
When you take into account cost versus time, you will save a lot more in time than the amount you would spend on this material. Traxodent is consistency and efficiency in a box when it comes to getting good impressions. You won’t be disappointed.