dentinal tubule


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dentinal tubule

One of the very small canals in the dentin. These extend from the pulp cavity of the tooth to the enamel and are occupied by odontoblastic processes and occasional nerve filaments.
See also: tubule
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Obtaining a hybrid layer involves applying an acid etch to dentine to remove the smear layer and smear plugs, opening up the dentinal tubules and increasing dentinal permeability as well as exposing the collagen network of inter-tubular dentine due to mineral removal [Correa et al.
2003] explained the presence of bacteria in chemo-mechanically treated cavities, where the absence of a smear layer enabled direct pushing of bacteria into dentinal tubules with hand instruments [Spleith et al.
2003] revealed that treatment with chloramines, a component of Papacarie[R], resulted in the opening of dentinal tubules in the outer layer of carious dentine.
The erbium laser has a number of useful attributes: bactericidal capacities, the ability to remove the smear layer and open the dentinal tubules, allowing hybrid layer formation, and then to seal and fuse them.
2009], as it has a decalcifying action and high molecular weight, which does not allow its infiltration into the dentinal tubules.
When the exposed dentin comes in contact with cold, sweet or acidic foods or drinks, the fluid in the dentinal tubules can move and irritate nerve endings, causing acute pain.
Certainly the SEM images showed widespread distribution of NSCH inside the dentinal tubules throughout the dentine after 3 and 6 months of application.
Widespread distribution of NSCH was seen inside the dentinal tubules three and six months after the application of NSCH.
ProClude's desensitizing agent is called SensiStat(TM) which plugs and seals open dentinal tubules.
larger diameters of dentinal tubules and less mineralized dentine (Fig.