New Dental Device Promises Pain-Free Tooth Repair

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2015

Many people avoid the dentist because they are afraid of the pain that can sometimes be associated with tooth repair. A new device promises to reduce the pain associated with most type so dental procedures an could help many people overcome their fear of the dentist.

“Traditionally, the way we have dealt with dental caries is to basically drill the decay out and fill it with a filling material. But the problem with that is, once you start in that cycle – fillings don’t last forever – so the fillings will need to be repaired and replaced. And you’re really in that cycle of repair and replacement for the rest of the tooth’s life,” said Dr. Rebecca Moazzez from King’s College London.

The new device repairs the tooth by ‘supercharging’ the remineralization of tooth enamel. 

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