Cow tissue to help end tooth sensitivity?

March 7, 2012
Some tests show cow heart tissue as effective as collagen.

Doctors have found a permanent solution for people suffering from nerve-jangling tooth sensitivity due to receding gums — a patch made from cow heart tissue.

More than half of all adults in the UK are thought to be affected by receding gums, also known as gingival recession, which is caused by aging, gum disease, teeth grinding and over-brushing. Over time it exposes more of the tooth root, which is far more sensitive as it doesn't have a protective enamel coating.

Those who researched the cow heart tissue said their novel method of using bovine collagen resulted in thicker gums around the tooth and complete coverage of exposed roots in over half of cases.

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