Predicta® Bioactive Desensitizer Gel (single syringe)
- Provides quick & powerful pain relief
- Creates a layer of mineral hydroxyapatite as well as hydroxyapatite plugs through continuous release of calcium & phosphate ions that seal the tubules
- Syringe-dispensed gel requires no mixing placement with no-mess application
- Also available in a three-syringe kit (S625)
- (1) 3 ml syringe
- (10) Applicator Tips
- (15) Precision Applicator Brushes
- (1) Mixing Well
Click Here to read the University of Washington published study on the Effect of a New Bioactive Desensitizer on Dentin Tubule Sealing and Bonding.
Now You Can Provide your Patients with Fast and Powerful Relief from Dentin Hypersensitivity
New Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer is changing the way clinicians treat dentin hypersensitivity by using the elements that are naturally found in the tooth, (calcium and phosphate) and restoring them to the tooth in the form of hydroxyapatite plugs that quickly block the open tubules. Then, as calcium and phosphate ions continue to release, mineralization occurs to further seal the tubules.
Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer is also considered highly biocompatible as there are no methacrylates or soft-tissue irritating chemicals used during production.
Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer is engineered to treat sensitivity related to:
- Exposed roots after perio surgery
- Bleaching procedures
- Scaling or root planing
- Hypersensitivity due to gingival recession
Predicta Desensitizer is a syringe-dispensed gel that requires no mixing. Simply remove any calculus or plaque from the treatment site, blot the area dry with a cotton roll or gauze and you are good-to-go.
Above: Comparison of untreated Dentinal tubules (left), with tubules that have been covered with a dense layer of Predicta® Bioactive Desensitizer (right).1 Image courtesy of University of Washington School of Dentistry.
A. New Predicta Desensitizer is changing the way clinicians treat dentin hypersensitivity by using the elements that are naturally found in the tooth, (calcium and phosphate) and restoring them to the tooth in the form of hydroxyapatite plugs that quickly block the open tubules. As calcium and phosphate ions continue to release, mineralization occurs to further seal the tubules. Also, there are no methacrylate’s or soft-tissue irritating chemicals used in production.
A. Absolutely. It is moisture tolerant, therefore, air drying the tooth with an air syringe is not necessary. Simply blot the treatment site with a cotton roll or cotton pledget, apply the gel and leave it on the tooth for 30-40 seconds.
A. If the patient is still experiencing sensitivity after two applications, the tooth should be re-evaluated for other possible causes. A pulp tester can sometimes be helpful during this expanded re-evaluation.
- Hypersensitivity due to gingival recession, toothbrush abrasion, and/or acid erosion
- Bleaching procedures
- Scaling or root planning
- Exposed roots after periodontal surgery
- Treatment of prepared dentin for fillings or other restorations
A. We recommend advising patients that desensitization can last up to 6 months. This is just a guideline because some patients may see results that last longer than 6 months while others may notice sensitivity returning sooner. The following habits can shorten the long-term effectiveness of the desensitizer:
Q. Are there any long-term studies?
A. Five-month in vitro studies using artificial saliva have shown long-term effectiveness of hydroxyapatite based desensitizers.
Q. Does Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer contain fluoride?
Q. Does Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer contain glutaraldehyde?
Q. Does Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer contain gluten?
Q. Does Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer contain methacrylates?
Q. Does Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer contain BPA?
Q. Does it affect bonding agents I might place over it?
A. Generally, no, however, Parkell recommends consulting with the manufacturer of your bonding agent. All Parkell’s bonding agents can be applied to a surface previously treated with desensitizer. With Parkell’s bonding agents it is advisable to etch prior to placing bonding agent to maximize bond strength.
Q. Can you use Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer under a restoration?
A. Yes, because it has no film thickness, it can be placed under both direct and indirect restorations (such as crowns) without affecting the fit of the final restoration.
Q. When used under a restoration will it affect bond strength?
A. If you use the TOTAL ETCH technique, testing has shown that applying Predicta Bioactive Desensitizer before using a bonding agent will not impact bond strength.