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Whether thermal, evaporative, tactile, osmotic, or chemical, dentin hypersensitivity is one of most common—and most unsuccessfully resolved—pain-related oral conditions.


While patients with generalized dentin sensitivity can often find relief with the use of desensitizing toothpastes, an isolated in-office approach may be indicated for those with localized sensitivity. Most agents used for such treatment are intended to seal the dentin surface or occlude dentinal tubules via protein precipitation or calcium complex formation, suppressing dentinal tubular fluid movement. Fluid flow reduction has been achieved with many agents that act as surface blockers or create a new smear layer, and include fluoride varnishes, dentin bonding agents, glass ionomer cements, and composite resins.


Newer anti-sensitivity agents include those formulated with arginine and an insoluble calcium carbonate, which forms crystals to block the tubules with two applications. A polishing paste containing NovaMin enables blockage of tubules for immediate sensitivity relief, making routine prophylaxis therapeutic.

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Glu/Sense is a no-drip gel that won’t spill or drip onto sensitive tissue. It’s packaged in a syringe with a foam-tipped needle for...
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Clean & Boost is an aqueous cleanser that has been designed to remove contaminants from the surface of a tooth prior to bonding. These...
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Enhanced thin flow and single-dose delivery optimize the efficacy of Profluorid. Profluorid with xylitol is VOCO America’s 5% sodium...
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Pro-Relief’s Pro-Argin technology consists of an amino acid, arginine, and an insoluble calcium compound—calcium carbonate—to seal open...
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Butler White Fluoride Varnish (5% sodium fluoride) from Sunstar Americas offers the same benefits as other fluoride varnishes, but...
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The unique gel formulation of Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel allows for better control and accurate placement. Building on the proven...
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• Strontium-based desensitizer • 1-step desensitizing solution • Penetrates, fills and seals tubuli • Universally compatible and...
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Therma-Trol Desensitizing Gel from Premier Dental is a fast acting relief for dentinal thermal hypersensitivity. Available in packages of...
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aladdin Desensitizer is compatible with adhesives, cements, restoratives, amalgams, core buildup and temporary materials. • One-step...
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AcquaSeal Benz eliminates postoperative sensitivity and inhibits bacterial growth. It is available in convenient unit-dose packaging,...
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Glu/Sense is a simple, one-step chairside HEMA/glutaraldehyde desensitizer that treats and prevents dentinal hypersensitivity. •...
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These crystals penetrate deeply into the tubules and seal the dentinal surface with a continuous, acid-resistant complex. It is ideal for...

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