Damaged Teeth Naturally Regrown Using an Alzheimer’s Drug
There is the possibility of getting a new dental treatment approved very soon in the U.S. The treatment involves use of an Alzheimer’s drug to help teeth generate new dentine naturally.
– The researchers have found that a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s is able to stimulate the tooth to generate new dentine.
– The drug works by stimulating the growth of stem cells already in the pulp to grow into new dentine.
– The simplicity of the treatment and the drug having been tested for Alzheimer’s makes it ideal clinical treatment for large cavities.
The novel, biological approach could see teeth use their natural ability to repair large cavities rather than using cements or fillings, which are prone to infections and often need replacing a number of times.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.