HAUPPAUGE, New York—Mydent International’s newest addition to the company's preventative line is DEFEND Desensitizer.
A universal desensitizing agent, the product can be placed under dental cements as well as temporary, provisional, or final restorative materials to reduce postoperative sensitivity. It can also be used for desensitization of amalgam restorations, placed either conventional or bonded.
Mydent's DEFEND Desensitizer contains HEMA to aid bonding primers to penetrate etched dentin. The HEMA base in DEFEND Desensitizer helps seal tubules, giving relief from pain due to hypersensitivity.
Most dentin resin bonding materials will benefit from DEFEND Desensitizer's application. Its application reduces post-p sensitivity by supporting the collagen framework for easier penetration of the adhesive. This enhances the dentin bond.
Offered in a 10-ml bottle, DEFEND Desensitizer is available through most dental dealers.