Dental Gel Could Replace Fillings

Saturday 3rd July 2010

Scientists in France claim that a new gel could be used to replace dental fillings. The researchers explain that a new bio-material gel could be inserted into dental cavities to successfully encourage tooth tissue to regenerate. The discovery could enable thousands of people to bypass the dreaded dental drill.

Researchers at the Faculty of Strasbourg reached their conclusions by carrying out an animal study on lab mice. They found that they could avoid using drilling and filling tooth cavities by replacing decaying tooth tissue with specialist gel that stimulated the re-growth of health tissue. The researchers reported that they were able to use the novel treatment to successfully treat cavities in lab mice in just one month.

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