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Clinician's Choice® G5™ All-Purpose Desensitizer 

CRD Item Number: 226110

Manufacturer SKU: 226110

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G5™ is an all-purpose desensitizer and re-wetting agent that effectively eliminates post-operative sensitivity, with clinically predictable results. G5 eliminates post-operative sensitivity in posterior composite restorations.

G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer is the predictable solution for effective desensitization when utilizing the total etch technique. 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 of dentinal sensitivity.

  • Aqueous, 5% glutaraldehyde-based desensitizer with 35% HEMA that shows profound anti-bacterial effects
  • G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer is used as a rewetting agent to orientate collagen fibres, keeping them upright for optimal resin bonding
  • Eliminates post-operative sensitivity in composite restorations
  • G5 is also an excellent desensitizer for use under dental amalgams
  • Eliminates sensitivity under temporary crowns and bridges
  • Desensitizes roots
  • Helps to inhibit the negative effects of MMPs (Matrix Metalloproteinases)
  • Does not adversely affect the bond strengths of resin cement to dentin

    Indications for Use

    Use G5 for direct bonded restorations with 4th or 5th generation adhesive systems that employ wet bonding with the traditional all-etch approach.

    For desensitization 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.

    Please note:
    • Not recommended for use with self-etching cement adhesives
    • Eye protection and rubber dam isolation are ESSENTIAL for use with this product product (avoid contact of G5 with the gingiva)

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    Restoration technique with the use of Clinician's Choice® G5™ All-Purpose Desensitizer

    Dentistry and photography courtesy of Dr. Robert Margeas.


    1. After caries removal and placement of the matrix band and wedge, thoroughly clean and dry the preparation.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 1
    2. Liberally apply Max-Etch H3PO4 to the preparation and etch for 15 seconds.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 2
    3. Rinse the Max-Etch for a minimum of 5 seconds then scrub G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer onto the preparation for 10 seconds, blotting any excess. Leave the surface visibly moist.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 3
    4. Apply MPa Max adhesive (ensuring each adhesive wall is coated) and gently scrub for 10 seconds. Thin and air dry using ¼ to ½ air pressure to evaporate the solvent (once rippling stops – approximately 10 seconds). The preparation should appear shiny with no pooling.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 4
    5. Light-cure for 10 seconds using a standard curing light with an output greater than 600 mW/cm² or 20 seconds if the output is less than 600 mW/cm².

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 5
    6. Proceed with placement and light-curing of the composite. A bulk-fill composite was used in this case.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 6
    7. Use A.S.A.P. Pre-Polisher to remove surface scratches.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 7
    8. Apply light pressure using the A.S.A.P. Final High Shine Polisher to quickly bring an esthetic lustre to the restoration. 20 seconds should do it!

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 8
    9. The final restoration: A combination of life-like esthetics and a strong, enduring dentin/enamel bond.

      G5 Desensitizer Technique 9

    G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer Obturates Dentin Tubules

    G5 Desensitizer coagulating plasma

    G5's glutaraldehyde-based formulation has been proven to help obturate dentin tubules by coagulating plasma.

    Optimal Collagen Orientation

    G5 used as re-wetting agent

    G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer is used as a rewetting agent to orientate collagen fibres, keeping them upright for optimal resin bonding.

    G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer is available in:

    5 mL bottle (Item Number: 226105): 1 ea.

    10 mL bottle (226110): 1 ea.

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