Looking to a time when decayed teeth repair themselves

Scientists at King’s College in London have developed a technique they are using right now whereby electrical currents boost the tooth’s natural process to encourage self-repair of decayed areas. The researchers believe this treatment could be available in as little as three years.

Sound far-fetched? Scientists at King’s College in London have developed a technique they are using right now whereby electrical currents boost the tooth’s natural process to encourage self-repair of decayed areas. The researchers believe this treatment could be available in as little as three years.

The technique is called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER) and employs a two-step process: first, the damaged part of the enamel outer layer of the tooth is prepared, and then a tiny electric current “pushes” minerals into the tooth to repair the damaged area.

Benefits are remineralization, no pain, no drills, no injections, no filling materials, and happy patients.

Read more fromThe Times of India/Science and The Huffington Post.

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