The sleek syringe with bendable tip permits easy application of Traxodent directly into the sulcus. After two minutes, it is rinsed, leaving an open, retracted sulcus. Traxodent is gentle, absorbent and fast. The soft paste produces gentle pressure on the sulcus while it absorbs excess crevicular fluid and blood. The aluminum chloride creates an astringent effect without irritating or discoloring surrounding tissue.