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desensitize

 [de-sen´sĭ-tīz]
1. to deprive of sensation.
2. to subject to desensitization.

de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz),
1. To reduce or remove any form of sensitivity.
2. To effect desensitization (1).
3. In dentistry, to eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.

desensitize

(dē-sĕn′sĭ-tīz′)
tr.v. desensi·tized, desensi·tizing, desensi·tizes
Immunology To make (an individual) nonreactive or insensitive to an antigen.

de·sen′si·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·sen′si·tiz′er n.

desensitize

[dēsen′sitīz]
Etymology: L, de + sentire, to feel
1 (in immunology) to render an individual insensitive or less sensitive to any of the various antigens.
2 (in psychiatry) to relieve an emotionally disturbed person of the stress of phobias and neuroses by encouraging discussion of the anxieties and the stressful experiences that cause the emotional problems involved.
3 (in dentistry) to remove or reduce the painful response of vital exposed dentin to irritating substances and temperature changes.

de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz)
1. To reduce or remove any form of sensitivity.
2. To effect desensitization (1).
3. dentistry To eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.

de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz)
In dentistry, to eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.

desensitize

1. to deprive of sensation.
2. to subject to desensitization.
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All the agents signifi- cantly reduced the sensitivity but Gluma desensitizer reduced sensitivity more than Duraphat at all measure- ment intervals.
Groups Materials Composition 1 Adper SBMP-P Etchant- 35% phosphoric acid Primer- HEMA, polyakenoic acid polymer, water / Adhesive- Bis- GMA, HEMA, tertiary amines, photo-initiators 2 Gluma Comfort One Etchant- 35% phosphoric acid / Bond + Desensitizer Adhesive- UDMA, HEMA, 4 META, Glutaraldehyde, ethanol, water, photo-initiators, stabilizers 3 I Bond UDMA, 4 META, Glutaraldehyde, acetone, water, photo-initiators, stabilizers Composite Filtek Supreme Bis-GMA, UDMA, Bis-EMA, TEG- DMA, silicon-zircon nanoparticles and nanoaglomerated Groups Manufacturer 1 3M/ESPE St.
Oxa-Gel and LILT showed the higher scores of sensitivity when compared to Gluma Desensitizer and Seal&Protect.
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The company will be highlighting the newest addition to its oral care line, Senzzzzz Away tooth desensitizer.
s Orajel is the leading brand in the category, and the company has strengthened the franchise in the last year with the introduction of Orajel Advanced Tooth Desensitizer.
has introduced an alternative, Orajel Tooth Desensitizer, which is said to relieve pain within a day and last up to a month.
meanwhile offers Senzzzzz Away tooth desensitizer, which president Larry Fishman says is the only product of its kind that will relieve tooth sensitivity for up to six months with one application.
In the Del Pharmaceuticals portfolio, which Hinkaty led before becoming CEO of Del Labs, the Oragel Desensitizer has great potential, he says, while the company's Dermarest and Therapause brands both have room for growth as well.
Called Senzzzzz Away, the product is a tooth desensitizer that is designed to provide instant relief from tooth sensitivity due to cold, sweets and heat.
A new addition to Del's Orajel line is Orajel Advanced Tooth Desensitizer, which the company says uses a patented technology previously available only in treatments in dentists' offices.