Filling of teeth is the most common treatment for dental decays. People with these problems often ignore the signs and symptoms of tooth problems at early stage with the fear of filling.
Research being carried out at University of Leeds has discovered that the pain from drilling can be got off simply by using a magic fluid that develops the eroded teeth. Acid erosion is common among masses due to the rampant lifestyle changes, and progression of the problem may damage the tooth that would require drilling and filling.
Alternative treatment devised by scientists is using a peptide based fluid that paints the tooth surface. The fluid when applied on the affected teeth seeps in the pores caused by acid attack, forming a gel, developing a framework that attracts calcium and regenerates the teeth on its own.
This technique has been recently tested on a small group of adults with initial signs of tooth decay and has proved beneficial. "The results of our tests so far are extremely promising," said Professor Paul Brunton, who is overseeing the patient testing at the University of Leeds Dental Institute. "If these results can be repeated on a larger patient group, then I have no doubt whatsoever that in two to three years time this technique will be available for dentists to use in their daily practice."
By - Excerpts from Science Daily