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Islander
12-04-14, 08:40 PM
Press Association
Monday 16 June 2014

Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections

Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.
The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.
Tooth decay is normally removed by drilling, after which the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin.

The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), accelerates the natural movement of calcium and phosphate minerals into the damaged tooth. A two-step process first prepares the damaged area of enamel, then uses a tiny electric current to push minerals into the repair site. It could be available within three years.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/16/fillings-dentists-tooth-decay-treatment

grulla
12-04-14, 09:43 PM
Sounds like a variation of electrolysis or electroplating.

Julieanne
12-04-14, 10:35 PM
I'm going to give this to my dentist. Not that it will help, as I go to a government dental clinic and they are restricted in their practices. But he may be interested anyway.

Mr. Wizard
12-26-14, 06:55 PM
"Pain free fillings" sound great. Having recently undergone periodontal surgery, I'm just amazed that the dental profession has not done more to develop and promote "pain free" denistry. And, why should it take 3 years before this procedure is widely available? It seems dental care is 50, 60 years behind medical care in every possible way, but particularly with respect to any measures of quality. As I researched and queried several different dentist offices about the procedure I had to have done, I discovered there are no industry-wide quality measures against which I could compare particular procedures performed by various dentists in my area. How can the dental industry not have have quality measure standards. They exist for medical care, but not denistry. This is one medical field that needs to catch up to the 21st century.

Reesacat
12-26-14, 07:04 PM
I hope you are fully recovered Mr. Wizard?

Mr. Wizard
12-26-14, 07:13 PM
Thanks, Reesacat. Not totally recovered yet. The procedure takes about 2 months before the gum is totally regenerated. Funny story...I asked the periodontist if CoQ10 would help accelerate the gum regeneration process. Response:..."what's CoQ10? OK, enough said. I've increased my liposomal C and CoQ10 and things are going well, but slow.

bmc65
12-28-14, 03:04 PM
I wish this was available now. Sounds promising.