desensitizing paste

de·sen·si·tiz·ing paste

an ointment, usually caustic, coagulating or cytotoxic, formulated to be applied to the cervix of a tooth for the purpose of obtunding pain from sensitive, exposed cementum or dentin.

de·sen·si·tiz·ing paste

(dē-sensi-tīz-ing pāst)
Ointment applied to tooth cervix to diminish pain due to sensitive exposed cementum or dentin.
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The product, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste, which uses this technology, can now provide instant and lasting dentin hypersensitivity relief for four weeks according to the manufacturer.
The Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste was applied on the teeth surfaces in accordance with product instructions.
After applying the Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste on the teeth surfaces according to product instructions, the selected teeth were re-stimulated as prior to treatment, and post relief assessment was performed to evaluate the outcome.
This study is only testing the instant relief of Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste and did not collect follow-up results at four weeks post treatment, so the claim of the product for that effect cannot be verified.
The finding of this study supports the claim that Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Desensitizing Paste with Pro-Argin Technology can provide instant reduction of dentin hypersensitivity for the majority of affected teeth (80 percent) after just one application for the diverse population of patients visiting the New York City College of Technology Dental Hygiene Clinic.
Effects of 8% arginine-calcium carbonate desensitizing paste on hypersensitivity teeth.
Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of an in-office desensitizing paste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate in providing instant and lasting relief of dentin hypersensitivity.
Colgate[R] Sensitive Pro-Relief[TM] Desensitizing Paste features Pro-Argin[TM] Technology to provide dentin hypersensitivity relief for four weeks with one application, the company says.
New data presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research meeting reinforce evidence supporting the efficacy of Colgate[R] Sensitive Pro-Relief[TM] desensitizing paste in providing instant and lasting relief from dentin hypersensitivity.
Sensodyne contains 5% potassium nitrate, the maximum amount allowable by the FDA according to company executives, and the active ingredient in most desensitizing pastes.