Are you afraid of the Dentists for Dental Implant? Because going to the dentist is already a disquieting thing for most of us, so when they find a cavity it definitely doesn’t make it any easier thing.
Just imagine, a world where you won’t cavities are are so scary and root canals are a thing of the past. Isn’t it sounding interesting and amazing? But, it’s, in reality, it’s quite different than you think.
What is the New Technique?
The Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Harvard University have developed a new bio-material that can extract damaged pulp in the tooth to regenerate itself and form a protective layer of dentin. This is a major step forward for long-term fillings and helping the tooth prevent infections which could lead to a root canal.
What is Root Canal?
A root canal is given when an injury or large cavity damages a tooth down to the core area, which may cause infection or inflammation. So, the dentist has frozen the tooth and drills into the infected area. After that, they clean it from the inside and then fill the canals with a permanent material known as gutta-percha before capping the crown of the tooth. Isn’t it sounding fun? Yes, it’s that much fun how it’s sounding.
How it works for Dental Implant?
Usually, our teeth are made of three layers; the outer enamel, the middle dentin that supports the enamel, and the inner pulp where soft tissue and nerves are located. For good and healthy teeth, protecting the inner pulp is important. But now it’s a chance to affected from cavities. According to a survey, it’s clear that now one person in every 10 people are failing in filling cavities.
The new filling technique restores the native stem cells in the tooth for repair and regeneration of pulp tissue and dentin. This eliminates the need for the arduous procedure of a root canal to take place.
“Existing dental fillings are toxic to cells and are therefore incompatible with pulp tissue inside the tooth,” says University of Nottingham’s Dr. Adam Celiz, “we have designed synthetic biomaterials that can be used similarly to dental fillings, but can be placed in direct contact with pulp tissue to stimulate the native stem cell population for repair and regeneration of pulp tissue and the surrounding dentin”.0
“We are excited about the promise of therapeutic biomaterials for bringing regenerative medicine to restorative dentistry” added Dr. Kyle Vining from Harvard University. The team also won second prize in the ‘materials’ category at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition in 2016, which has given them funding to expand the technology further.
Dental hygiene has come a long way recently, and this is another big step forward.
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