Tooth Sensitivity is a big concern among dentist’s and patient’s alike. While it is the biggest side effect of teeth whitening, many patients also have generally sensitive teeth, and just as many probably have restorations (fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, etc.) that always and forever are sensitive to things like cold beverages. As you might imagine, they are certainly not too happy about it, to say the least.
There is a long list of different products and methods to combat sensitivity and the results are mixed, to say the least.
KöR Complete™ Desensitizer has proven to be one of the most effective options in reducing or eliminating tooth sensitivity. Its unique formula attacks sensitivity at its source and KöR Complete Desensitizer has been shown to be an effective and durable desensitizer for virtually any clinical requirement, including treatment of generalized and localized tooth sensitivity; post-periodontal (gum) surgery and hygiene (professional cleaning) procedures; and under direct restorations (fillings), temporary and final indirect restorations (crowns, veneers, bridges, etc.).
Here are three reasons why KöR Complete Desensitizer should be your top choice for fast, effective sensitivity relief.
Follow the Science and Treat the Cause of Sensitivity
To properly treat any type of tooth sensitivity (including teeth whitening sensitivity) it pays to understand what causes it. Tiny pathways called dentinal tubules run from the surface of the tooth all the way to the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. Smear plugs are natural barriers that close off the opening of the dentinal tubules. Whitening gel dislodges or removes these smear plugs which makes it open season for stimuli to irritate the nerve.
Other factors that cause long-term sensitivity include low salivary pH and an acidic diet. Neary all people with an acidic diet have no idea their diet is acidic. Acid found in certain foods and drinks, such as wine, soda, fruits, fruit and other juices, sports drinks, coffee and many, many others, have long-term negative effects on dentinal tubules by enlarging the diameter and flaring the openings of dentinal tubules. This makes it easier to dislodge the smear plug, and more difficult to re-plug the dentinal tubule.
Common treatments for whitening sensitivity include fluoride, ACP (amorphous calcium phosphate), and potassium nitrate. They all try to dull the discomfort through a chemical reaction, but unfortunately, potassium nitrate does nothing to treat the cause. And the other two take extended time to plug dentinal tubules, and often never do fully plug them. Consequently, the results of these treatments are very mixed.
Unlike other oxalate desensitizers, KöR Complete fuses to the hydroxyapatite molecule in tooth structure through a chelation reaction. This forms a durable compound of calcium oxalate mineral crystals fused to peritubular hydroxyapatite, deep within dentinal tubules. This allows the dentinal tubules to close and stay closed. This reduces the chance of developing sensitivity by treating the cause of sensitivity rather than simply addressing the symptoms.
Fast Acting, Effective Relief
Properly combatting sensitivity requires immediate results. Fluoride, ACP, and potassium nitrate are slow acting treatments. It may take weeks to see a positive result. Even then, the results have proven to be inconsistent.
KöR Complete Desensitizer instantly fuses to the tooth structure and closes open dentinal tubules. The instant and strong bond leads to reducing or eliminating sensitivity effectively and immediately. Since time is such a critical aspect of reducing discomfort, KöR Complete Desensitizer is a great option for quickly and effectively reducing or eliminating tooth sensitivity.
It Can Treat Virtually All of Your Tooth Sensitivity Needs
KöR Complete has a number of clinical applications. Its unique formula has been shown to be an effective and durable desensitizer for virtually any clinical requirement, including:
- Treatment of generalized and localized tooth sensitivity
- Treatment of sensitive exposed root surfaces
- Periodontal Uses:
- Desensitizes before and after hygiene, scaling & root planing
- Treatment of sensitive roots after periodontal (gun) surgery
- Does not irritate gingival (gum) tissues
- Temporary/Provisional Restorations:
- Prevent tooth sensitivity under temporary crowns, veneers, bridges, etc.
- Cleansing temporary cement residue from the prep prior to final cementation
- Use Under Restorations to prevent sensitivity:
- Under Amalgam Fillings
- Under Composite Resin (tooth-colored) Fillings
- May use as a wetting agent during bonding procedures
- Under final cemented indirect restorations (crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, bridges, etc.)
- Under final bonded indirect restorations (Veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, etc.)
- Use around sensitive margins of restorations
- Diagnostic tool to differentiate between reversible and irreversible pulpitis