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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.

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.
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Comparison of pain before treatment revealed that 53.1% of patients of Group A (Gluma Desensitizer) and 50% in Group B (Duraphat) had severe pain on applica- tion of compressed air for two seconds.
Glutaraldehyde is another component added to its formula to act as desensitizer.
A few drops of Gluma Desensitizer (Heraeus Kulzer, Armonk, NY, USA) were applied with a cotton pellet using a gentle but firm rubbing motion.
In Majestic's case, the company drew attention to Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer in a Facebook sweepstakes with Rite Aid Corp.
The dental and personal care company spotlighted its latest product, Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, in a Facebook sweepstakes with Rite Aid Corp.
"Senzzzzz Away is a tooth Repairs Lost Fillings desensitizer that will offer instant relief from tooth sensitivity due to cold, sweets and heat," says Nilda Oyola, vice president of sales for the South Fallsburg, N.Y.
In addition, the company says its Orajel Advanced Tooth Desensitizer relieves sensitivity pain in as little as one treatment.
Fishman cited the data in conjunction with Majestic's introduction of Senzzzzz Away Tooth Desensitizer, a single-dose dental gel formulated to relieve sensitivity.
More recently, the South Fallsburg, N.Y.-based company has continued to innovate with Proxi-Plus, an interdental brush with a bonus flosser on the other end, Reline-It denture reliner and Senzzzzz Away, a tooth desensitizer designed to eliminate sensitivity to cold, sweets and heat for up to six months.
Other new initiatives include: Orajel Protective Mouth Sore Discs, a protective disc that contains maximum strength pain relieving medication; Orajel Advance Tooth Desensitizer, a treatment previously only available in a dentist's office that is used once and stops sensitivity for up to 30 days; and Orajel Maximum Strength Toothache Powder, which offers a method to complement their use of Orajel topical pain relievers with an internal analgesic that extends the duration of relief for hours.
More recently, Majestic has continued to innovate with Proxi-Plus, the only interdental brush with a bonus flosser on the other end; Reline-It denture reliner; and Senzzzzz Away, the only tooth desensitizer that eliminates sensitivity to cold, sweets and heat for up to six months with just one application.
The company will be highlighting the newest addition to its oral care line, Senzzzzz Away tooth desensitizer. Oyola says that one application of Senzzzzz Away instantly puts tooth sensitivity at bay for up to six months.