Friday, June 27, 2014

New Technology: No drilling and no injections at the dentist – German Economic News

A new technology helps unhealthy teeth using electric currents to heal itself. Tooth decay and fillings of smaller cavities could thus soon belong to the past. The treatment is painless and could even become a reality in three years in the UK dental practices.

 The new technology of British researchers painful treatments for tooth decay or cavities can be prevented. (photo: dpa)

The new technology of British researchers painful treatments for tooth decay or cavities can be prevented. (Photo: Reuters)

researchers from King’s College in London developed a technology that can help with low-frequency electricity teeth that are affected by cavities to heal itself. The technology is based on an “electrically accelerated and enhanced remineralization” and can stop tooth decay at an early stage as well as dental fillings. The restocking of minerals could also contribute to a new treatment method for rotten teeth at an advanced stage. In three years, the technology would be applicable in UK dental practices.

Before the dentist can diagnose cavities in the tooth using an X-ray image, the enamel loses minerals and eventually rots. teeth can therefore regenerate itself if you are instilled the missing minerals. A natural restocking is done every day by saliva or fluorides. The researchers studied how to speed up this process.

The new treatment in this case provides two steps. It was not until the tooth is free of any obstructions such as tissue, so that the remineralization process can begin. In the second step, the electric currents are used to continuously carry out the minerals in the tooth. The treatment process is quick, cheap and painless .

The Dental Research is the remineralization since the 80s known , but it has been difficult even if those to realize large and deep dental injuries. “With the electrical method, we can remineralization, which would otherwise take weeks to accelerate some and perform better,” says Nigel Pitts, a professor at King’s College London, the Washington Post.

Previous treatment methods in which local anesthetic syringes were necessary and had to be cut from caries cavities would thus be void . “For some patients, the dental visit is a real phobia. When patients are relaxed, they will also get the regular check up, “said Pitts again.

Pitts and his partner, dentist Christopher Longbottom, who together founded the company Reminova to raise money for further patient studies in collaboration with the Kings College to collect.

The WHO estimates that worldwide suffer 60 to 90 percent of the students and almost 100 percent of adults from dental caries . The painless treatment method could help to ensure that patients are not put off longer visit the dentist in more serious problems such as gum disease

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