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tubule

any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc.

tubule

[′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
A slender, elongated microscopic tube in an anatomical structure.
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The results of this evaluation demonstrate the ability of an arginine bicarbonate, calcium carbonate soft chew confection to physically seal open dentinal tubules.
It is believed that both the direction of dentinal tubules and age of the patient/teeth influenced edge chipping.
Theodent goes to work occluding dentinal tubules after the first day of use with significant benefits in just seven days," said Theodent Chief Executive Officer Dr.
This debris is also known to hinder or prevent the penetration and sealing of the dentinal tubules and their anastomotic lateral canals.
With the precipitation on the surface and within the lumens of the open dentinal tubules, patients will have decreased sensitivity due to less flow of fluid within the tubule.
The erbium laser, being able to fuse and seal the dentinal tubules (to depths of up to 4pm), can reduce dentinal hypersensitivity, associated with trauma, by reducing the fluid permeability of the tissue.
Pro-arginine actually blocks dentinal tubules to stop sensitivity, thereby preventing pain signals from stimuli such as heat, cold or pressure.
When affected dentine was etched using the Fuji IX liquid diluted in water, it was observed that the orifices of the dentinal tubules were widened (arrow).
Applied twice daily with a toothbrush, DenClude seals and repairs open dentinal tubules, preventing the agonizing jabs of pain associated with sensitive teeth.
After one month of NSCH application it was noted that the material was present only in the outer layers of dentinal tubules, and no penetration of NSCH was observed into the dentinal tubules (Figure 2b).