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Tooth Regeneration Gel – is this the end of the dentist’s drill (again)?


A new tooth regeneration gel has been developed which can apparently repair a cavity in a tooth in a month. The gel, which can also be delivered via a thin flexible film, contains a peptide called MSH which encourages bone regeneration. Before we all rush around rejoicing, the researchers are warning that it won’t help with all types of cavities and that most will still require conventional dental treatment. Cue sound of whirring drill…

 Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according to a new study in the journal ACS Nano. This technology is the first of its kind. The new gel or thin film could eliminate the need to fill painful cavities or drill deep into the root canal of an infected tooth.


  • Any idea when this'll be available?

  • It is projected that this treatment will be much more expensive compared to the procedures of tooth implantation. This one borrows a page from stem cell research.

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