Tooth sensitivity is something we all encounter on a regular basis. In a busy practice, it’s not unusual to hear at least one patient complain of it daily. In our practice, one of my hygienists usually is made aware of this during a continuing care appointment.
We have used fluoride varnishes, but have not always seen immediate results. Fortunately, we tried Kulzer’s GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel, which utilizes the same chemistry as its long-standing predecessor, GLUMA Desensitizer. The PowerGel allows for greater control and accuracy, plus its green color allows easy visualization for placement and cleaning. This certainly makes it less stressful for hygienists to apply easily, with minimal time and discomfort to our patients. I’ve used the original GLUMA Desensitizer to help reduce and prevent sensitivity, with good clinical success.
Although my primary use has been for dentin root sensitivity, its indications extend to placement under direct and indirect restorations. Its mode of action is to penetrate dentinal tubules, leading to formation of a multilayered protein wall, which prevents osmotic fluid exchange within the tubules. The benefit of the PowerGel is we now have an alternate delivery system that is easy and predictable, with quick placement and cleanup. The best thing is you will still have the same analgesic benefit to the patient. I’d try it out and give your hygienist another simple tool in their arsenal.
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