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1 x 5ml Bottle G5
Ideal for use with total-etch adhesive systems to help prevent post-opertive sensitivity
G5 5ml is an aqueous, 5% glutaraldehyde-based desensitiser with 35% HEMA (a pre-primer resin) designed for use with 4th and 5th Generation adhesives.
G5 works by coagulating the plasma proteins contained within the dentinal tubule fluid. This coagulation forms an initial plug eliminating the movement of fluid within the tubules, the root cause for sensitivity.
In clinical studies, gluteraldehyde has consistently been shown to decrease sensitivity on hypersensitive teeth without affecting bond strength between treated surfaces and controls. Gluteraldehyde has shown little or no effect on retention on crowns luted with zinc phosphate, glass ionomer and resin-modified glass ionomer cements and is one of the few desensitisers that will not affect bond strengths of resin cement to dentine. Gluteraldehyde has an anti-bacterial effect, protecting the tooth/restoration surfaces from bacteria growth and may prevent secondary caries in cases where micro-leakage has occurred. Additionally, G5 sealing effect means you will experience gap free margins.
Because self-etch adhesives create a smear layer that blocks the dentinal tubules and G5 from entering them, they are not recommended for use with this product. Additionally, G5 is not recommended for use with self-etching cement adhesives.
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Aqueous, 5% glutaraldehyde-based desensitizer with 35% HEMA
– Eliminates post-operative sensitivity in posterior composite restorations
– Glutaraldehyde with HEMA shows profound in-vivo antibacterial effect that seems to prevent bacterial growth in tooth/restoration interfaces and can produce gap-free margins
– Eradicates sensitivity under temporary crowns and bridges
– Desensitises roots
– Does not adversely affect the bond strengths of resin cement to dentin
– Not recommended for use with self-etching cement adhesives
– Eye protection and rubber dam isolation are ESSENTIAL for use with this product
Hints & Tips
For use with one bottle or multi-bottle (4th or 5th generation) adhesive systems that employ wet bonding with the traditional all-etch approach
G5 should be applied as a re-wetting agent after acid etching and before priming. Etch the preparation with phosphoric acid, rinse thoroughly, lightly dry with air or blot with a cotton pellet to remove the water without desiccation, and apply G5 uniformly to the dentin with a MULTI-BRUSH until a glistening surface appearance is achieved. Do not dry G5. Finally, apply your adhesive system as per manufacturer's instructions.
For desensitisation of crowns,
scrub G5 into the preparation for 30 seconds to penetrate the smear layer, dry the preparation (or keep tooth wet with G5, depending on the requirements of the cement being used) and cement normally. Rinsing of the tooth after application is optional. G5 is not recommended for use with self-etch cements.
Eye protection and rubber dam isolation is ESSENTIAL for use with this product.
G5's glutaraldehyde-based formulation has been proven to help obturate dentin tubules by coagulating plasma proteins.