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Filling Without Drilling: Pain-Free Way of Tackling Dental Decay Reverses Acid Damage and Re-Builds Teeth
ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2011)
Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay
that reverses the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new.
The pioneering treatment promises to transform the approach to filling teeth forever.
Tooth decay begins when acid produced by bacteria in plaque dissolves the mineral in the teeth,
causing microscopic holes or 'pores' to form. As the decay process progresses these micro-pores
increase in size and number. Eventually the damaged tooth may have to be drilled and filled
to prevent toothache, or even removed. The very thought of drilling puts many people off going
to see their dentist, whether or not they actually need treatment. This tendency to miss check-ups
and ignore niggling aches and pains means that existing problems get worse and early signs of decay
in other teeth are overlooked.
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