DENTAL FILLINGS HEAL TEETH WITH STEM CELLS

The scientists are now hoping to develop the technique with industry partners in order to make it available for dental patients as an alternative to traditional fillings. Kyle Vining, a fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, said: “We are excited about the promise of therapeutic biomaterials for bringing regenerative medicine to restorative dentistry.”…

Answers about root canal treatment

Root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth. Sometimes the tooth’s soft core (the dental pulp) inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth or a blow to the tooth. Years ago,…

Need a Root Canal? Don’t Be Afraid of the Drill

Despite radical advances in technology and tools, there’s little about dentistry as misunderstood as the drill. If you require a dental procedure that uses a drill, no need to be nervous. Today’s drills are highly advanced pieces of equipment built to maximize effectiveness and minimize invasiveness. More often than not, drills are used for root…

Drill-Less Root Canals?

A new technique may soon make dentists able to offer patients a drill-free alternative to a traditional root canal. “Bonded direct pulp capping” is an alternative for patients whose tooth nerve is still alive after decay removal. The dentist covers the nerve with a plastic substance similar to contact lens material, which forms an airtight…

The Bitter Truth About Root Canals

Root canals have long been a point of concern for many dental experts. The process of a root canal leaves the body vulnerable to many harmful types of bacteria that originate from root canals. These bacteria can harm the nervous system and lead to various autoimmune disorders. These dangers have been known for many years….

Info-graphics: Life of a Dead Tooth

A dead tooth is a tooth that does not have a nerve inside it. There are so many factors behind a tooth to turn dark color however the most frequent is from a injury, decay, extreme clenching, and periodontal disease. Shortly after a tooth dies, it is not possible to observe any significant difference. It…