Smart powder for dentine desensitization – The key to success

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Fig.1
Desensitizing powder (pro Sylc) applied with AquaCare iTip.

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Fig.2
Structure of dentin.

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Fig.3
Initial situation, dentine exposure.

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Fig.4
Surface treatment.

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Fig.5
Before & after.

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Fig.6
The “smart powder”.

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Fig.7
Air-polishing procedure: before & after.

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Fig.8
Treated dentin surfaces; different microscopic images (courtesy of Prof. Salvatore Sauro) of bioactive smear layer.

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Fig.9
AquaCare units.

Conclusions

Air-flow applied Sylc (NovaMin) does not only remove discoloration, but it also offers a rapid, efficient and long-lasting solution for dentine hypersensitivity. The smart unit of Aqua-Care allows the clinician to apply Sylc (NovaMin) with ease, which makes it an indispensable instrument of the modern dental office.

Bibliography

1. Banerjee A, et al. A clinical evaluation and comparison of bioactive glass and sodium bicarbonate air- polishing powders. J Dent (2010).

2. Brannström M, Astrom A. The hydrodynamics of the dentine; its possible relationship to dentinal pain. International Dental Journal 1972;22:219–27.

3. Du Min Q, Bian Z, Jiang H, Greenspan DC, Burwell AK, Zhong J, et al. Clinical evaluation of a dentifrice containing calcium sodium phosphosilicate (NovaMin) for the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity. American Journal of Dentistry 2008;21:210–4.

4. Wang Z, et al. Dentine remineralization induced by two bioactive glasses developed for air abrasion purposes. J Dent (2011).

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