Take a look at ‘Tooth Repair Drug’: Say no to fillings

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According to scientists, our teeth could repair by itself without needed any tooth filling.

As per new study of scientist at  King’s College London show that a chemical in human teeth could be the reason to say bye to fillings as the chemical forces cells to repair the tiny holes of mice teeth, the chemical turned up the cells in the dental pulp to fill the holes and heal the affected part of teeth.

In this process where one doesn’t need filling, a small piece of biodegradable sponge was dipped and soaked into the drug solution and when the small piece of sponge soaks the drug inside then it was put on the affected part or cavity the drug will fill the cavity and heal the affected area without another filling.

According to the study that published in Scientific Reports said, the process is “complete, effective natural repair.”

Our teeth produce dentine in form of tiny bands which is the layer under the enamel, as our teeth abilities to regeneration but its quite limited so this natural process of repairing teeth can only repair small cavity and when it’s come to large cavity one have to go on another alternative options because this inner dental pulp can deal with small hole cavity only and it’s unable to repair big cavity of teeth.

Usually, when tooth decay, fell off and have the cavity, the doctors simply goes with the option of metal amalgam, a composite of powdered glass and ceramic fillings. These types of filling need time to time replacement but in the new natural way of dealing with the condition doesn’t need regular replacement so it’s a plus point of the process.

The researchers have found the drug that naturally fills the cavity, Tideglusib heightened. This  Tideglusib heightened drug could repair the cavity of 0.13mm by encouraging the cells in the dental pulp to repair the cavity or tiny hole in mice teeth.

One of the researchers of the study, Professor Paul Sharpe told about the new natural process to BBC News website, “The sponge is biodegradable, that’s the key thing.”                                                                                                “The space occupied by the sponge becomes full of minerals as the dentine regenerates so you don’t have anything in there to fail in the future.”

The scientist is now research on the natural process to check whether the drug could repair the large hole cavity or not.

Professor Paul Sharpe added,  “I don’t think it’s massively long term, it’s quite low-hanging fruit in regenerative medicine and hopeful in a three-to-five year period this would be commercially available.”                                                  “The safety work has been done and at much higher concentrations so hopefully we’re on to a winner.”

It would be great if researchers found the way to repair the large cavity by the same process. However, the recent study will be beneficial for many people who having the small cavity as doctors could cure them by natural process.

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