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GLUMA® Desensitizer PowerGel

Gluma PowerGel

Same trusted chemistry, unique gel consistency.

With added control and greater accuracy, PowerGel continues the GLUMA legacy of proven success. Your patients will appreciate GLUMA PowerGel’s fast, effective and long-term results for a more comfortable prophylaxis.
  • Green color for easy visual placement and removal
  • Gel consistency for greater control and accuracy
  • No-drip formula – PowerGel stays where you put it
  • Billable to insurance!

GLUMA Desensitizer Powergel At-a-Glance

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Indications

  • For the reduction or elimination of pain in exposed cervical areas that do not require restoration.
  • For reduction or elimination of dentine sensitivity after preparation of teeth to receive a fixed prosthesis or restoration.

Special uses for doctors and hygiene specialists

Dentists:

GLUMA can be used for all direct and indirect restorations in order to give patients the comfort they deserve.

PowerGel’s ideal applications include:

  • Under crowns
  • Bridges
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Veneers and temporaries
  • Under all direct restorations
Dental hygienists:

Patients will appreciate the fast acting and long-lasting results following the application of GLUMA PowerGel. They’ll experience a much more comfortable prophy, and will stay protected from the painful effects of sensitivity for 6 months or longer.

Use PowerGel for spot desensitization on:

  • Cervical erosions
  • Exposed dentin surface
  • Gingival recession

Application guide GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel.

Application guide GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel

Scientific evidence and studies/clinical efficacy - desensitization

Several studies for various clinical applications have been conducted to investigate GLUMA from the perspective of safety and efficacy.
Gluma desensitizer
Both GLUMA Desensitizer and GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel contain glutaraldehyde and HEMA (Hydroxyethylmethacrylate). HEMA enables glutaraldehyde to penetrate up to 200μm into the dentinal tubules, which then reacts with the proteins and forms plugs, sealing the tubules.
Because of these coagulated proteins (protein septa), the permeability of the dentin is significantly reduced, and movements of other stimulating effects are lessened.
GLUMA functions within the dentinal tubules and therefore does not interfere with adhesive treatments or create a layer on the dentin’s surface.

Clinical efficacy - hypersensitive teeth

  • Marked reduction in post-operative pain with GLUMA dentine bonding system. 1993, Dental Practice, (Vol. 7) Reprint and translation by Bayer 1995.
  • Clinical Evaluation of GLUMA 3 Primer to Dentine Hypersensitivity. Inoue M, Yoshikawa K, Okamoto A, Kota K, Fujii B, Iwaku M. Jap J Cons Dent 1996; 39: 768-776.
  • Closing of dentinal tubules by GLUMA Desensitizer. Schupback P, Lutz F, Finger WJ. Eur J Oral Sci 1997,105: 414-421.
  • Improved efficacy of dentine-bonding agents. Hansen EK, Asmussen E. Eur J Oral Sci 1997, 105: 434-439.
  • Effect of dentine desensitizers and dentine bonding agents on dentine permeability. Jain P, Reinhardt JW, Krell KV. Am J Dent 2000, 13 (1):21–27.
  • Efficiency of Desensitizing Treatments of Hypersensitive Dentine with GLUMA and GLUMA 2000. Blunck U, Roulet JF. Internal report to Heraeus, documentation available.
  • Effectiveness of Desensitizing Agents for Dentine Hypersensitivity after Periodontal Therapy. Tenorio SB, Santos RL, Gusmao ES. J Dent Res 2002, (Special Issue B, 48:54).
  • Desensitizing effects of GLUMA and GLUMA 2000 on hypersensitive dentine. Giovanni, Dondi, Dall, Orologio G, Malferrari S. Am J Dentistry 1993, Vol 6 (no 6): 83-6.


  • Bonding to enamel and dentine: A brief history and state of the art. Swift E, Perdigao J, Heymann H. QuintIntl 1995, Vol 26 (No 2) 95–110 Special Report.
  • Clinical evaluation of GLUMA for hypersensitive root dentine (abrasion/erosion lesions). D. Davidson and Suzuki. J Dent Res 1996, 75: 364 – Abstract Nr. 2773.
  • Dentine Adhesive Materials for Restoration of Cervical Erosions. Two and Three Year Clinical Observations. Honsted-Bindslev, et. al.; Am J Dent 1998, 1:195–199, Special Issue.
  • Clinical Effectiveness of Two Agents on the Treatment of Tooth Cervical Hypersensitivity. Kakaboura A, Rahiotis, CH, Thomaidis S, Doukoudakis S. Am J Dent 2005,18: 291-295.
  • Effect of desensitizing agents on dentine permeability. Ishihata H, Kanehira M, Nagai T, Finger WJ, Shimauchi, H, Komatsu M. Am J Dent 2009, Jun 22(3): 143-6.
  • Dentine permeability reduction following application of glutaraldehyde containing desensitizer formulations. Ishihata H, Nanehira M, Finger W, Shimauchi H, Komatsu M. J Dent Res 89 (Spec Iss B), 2141, 2010.
  • Effects of two topical desensitizing agents and placebo on dentin hypersensitivity. Vora J, Mehta D, Meena N, Sushma G, Finger WJ, Kanehira M. American Journal of Dentistry, 25 (5), 2012: 293–8.
  • Clinical trial of tooth desensitization prior in-office bleaching. Mehta D, Venkata S, Naganath M, LingaReddy U, Ishihata H, Finger WJ. Eur J Oral Sci, 2013, 121: 477-8.

Clinical efficacy - indirect restorations

  • Evaluation of the desensitizing effect of GLUMA Dentine Bond on teeth prepared for complete-coverage restorations. Felton DA, Bergenholtz G, Kanoy BE. Int’l J Prosth 1991, 4(3): 292-298.
  • Cement Thickness and Microleakage under Dicor Crowns: An In Vivo Investigation. Ferrari. Int. J Prosth 1991; 4:126–131.
  • Bonding to enamel and dentine: A brief history and state of the art. Swift E, Perdigao J, Heymann H. QuintIntl 1995, Vol 26 (No 2) 95–110 Special Report.
  • Crown Retention with use of a 5 % Glutaraldehyde Sealer on Prepared Dentine. Johnson GH, Lepe L, BaleDJ. J Prosth Dent 1998, (79: 671–6).
  • Effect of a Desensitizer on the Luting Agents/Dentin Bond Strength. Texeira EC, Raney N. J Dent Res 91 (Spec Iss A), 1017, 2012.

Effects on bond strength

  • Effect of GLUMA desensitization on dentine bond strength. Reinhardt J, Stephens N, Fortin D. Am J Dent 1995, Vol 8 (No 4) 170–172.
  • Influence of Desensitizers on Bond Strength of 2 Adhesive Systems at Dentine. Bedran de Casgtro AKB, Aramal CM, Shinohara MS, Ambrosano GMB, Pimenta LAF. J Dent Res 2002, 81: B-176.
  • Effect of GLUMA Desensitizer on Bond Strength of Etch & Rinse Adhesives. Schweppe J, Hoffmann M, Kastrati A, Utterodt A, Riedel N, Schaub M. J Dent Res 90 (Spec Issue A): 3172, 2011.
  • Immediate Bond Strengths to GLUMA Power Gel-treated Dentin. Kaur R, Swift E, Heymann H, Ritter A, Philips C, Walther R. J Dent Res 91 (Spec Iss A), 786, 2012.

Instructions For Use

GLUMA Desensitizer PowerGel / (2 MB) International PDF downloaden

Other

Gluma Patient Brochure / (1 MB) PDF downloaden
Gluma Patient Flyer / (847 kB) English PDF downloaden

Product Information

GLUMA Brochure / (1 MB) PDF downloaden
Gluma Desensitizer FAQ's / (1 MB) PDF downloaden
GLUMA Sell Sheet / (2 MB) PDF downloaden
Gluma Tips and Tricks / (1 MB) PDF downloaden

Safety Data Sheet

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Scientific Information

Dentine Hypersensitivity: an 18-month randomized clinical trial / (331 kB) PDF downloaden
Effectiveness of Three Dentine Desensitizing Treatment Regimens / (1 MB) PDF downloaden
Microtensile Bond Strengths / (310 kB) PDF downloaden
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