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dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment--without fillings

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posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 05:48 AM
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I actually have really strong teeth which I think I inherited from my father, however, this may be of interest to some.


Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.

The tooth-rebuilding technique developed at King's College London does away with fillings and instead encourages teeth to repair themselves.

Tooth decay is normally removed by drilling, after which the cavity is filled with a material such as amalgam or composite resin.

The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), accelerates the natural movement of calcium and phosphate minerals into the damaged tooth.

A two-step process first prepares the damaged area of enamel, then uses a tiny electric current to push minerals into the repair site. It could be available within three years.


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Keyword : pain-free
Small problem of the 3 year wait, but could this treatment catch on? I wonder what the medical community feels about this?...




posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:00 AM
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This comes as excellent news to me for a few reasons:

I have soft teeth i got from my mother (not literally hers
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Injections hurt me like hell and the anesthetic never works very effectively, must have a high tolerance, meaning many more injections.... sadface
An amazing ability to miss appointments too which are of course i am fined for.
And im not likly to be death before its finished, so thats definitely a +1



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:13 AM
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a reply to: pandersway

Oh those crafty scientists. Sign me up.I'd prefer gene spicing some shark DNA into My system for those virtually limitless teeth, but hey I guess that would just put dentists completely out of work though so at least this method will still give them all the other stuff they do and this new procedure will help curb the theory they implant stuff in peoples teeth a little..

Personally I just hate the darn sound of the drill Not so much as the actual drilling its self so this comes as a welcomed advancement in My book. I'm gonna out and buying 10 bags of sugar to munch on to celebrate ! take that cavities! umm wait on second thought better not.. might get diabetes.

Thanks for the link



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:16 AM
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a reply to: pandersway

Damn Damn and an other Damn, I go on Wednesday and it won't be an easy ride in the devil dentist's chair.
I wonder if I could wait the three years though?



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: Shiloh7

I'm way overdue for a checkup but I think I'll wait a little longer to see how this develops...I know I need some work done and I can't stand pain. Any excuse to put it off.

When I read the article I thought how disappointed Jack Nicholson would be in 'Little Shop Of Horrors'



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:51 AM
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Three years my arse...

I remember hearing about similar dental innovations decades ago on Tomorrow's World.

Guaranteed I'll be dead buried and forgotten and this news item will mysteriously reappear in some magazine or other.

Just science porn.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: CJCrawley

Umm, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss King's College London, the Guardian and EAER with such flippancy.

But, there could be external parties interested in this technique not being readily available to the public for reasons of profits, sales of meds etc...



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: pandersway

The sooner the better, no more air sucking or whining drill sound and the smell of hot tooth material burning from the friction, or that sudden sharp pain in which you raise your hand to tell the dentist but he never seem's to see it for ages.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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It will not happen for a long time, or will be very expensive or not used. Dentists are very happy with the current system, patching up, not repairing. Like painting directly over rust, it looks good but not for a very long time.
In another words they would not be making enough money.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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THANK GOD
THANK GOD
HALLELUJAH

I have a problem with my teeth where they're always demineralizing and developing cavities, I have to get fillings like every damn time I go to the dentist. I am so sick of getting fillings, especially since the front of my mouth is really hard to numb... This is amazing and it better well catch on.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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I've actually seen stories about this early on and it looked promising.

I too hope it's adopted worldwide and the more quickly, the better.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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I'll have to get my teeth out of the cup in the cupboard, I had got them when they were pulled, and get them fixed up. I still have dental on my insurance even though I do not have teeth.



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: pandersway

I've not been to a dentist aside from a few emergency back molars pulled due to decay. probably 16 years now if not longer. now I have 5 bad molars and decay starting on a front tooth and some tops by the gums are starting to edge out and hurt. centers fell out on both top second pre molars. dentek helps but lasts only a few days to a week. once I save up about 3k I can get some fixed. This procedure would be a godsend. dental insurance would be better but none of my jobs offer it. I'm ready to look for more jobs and take the offer ONLY if they guarantee dental. I have hereditary poor teeth



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: sarra1833

Good luck to you, this would be a Godsend...let's hope for the best!



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 12:37 PM
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Can it rebuild a whole tooth as long as there's still some piece left of the original? Also, can it make coffee? Grant wishes?



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I'll have to get my teeth out of the cup in the cupboard, I had got them when they were pulled, and get them fixed up. I still have dental on my insurance even though I do not have teeth.


lol You should go to the dentist with the falsies in and try convince them you believe they are you're real teeth still...



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: WeSbO
It will not happen for a long time, or will be very expensive or not used. Dentists are very happy with the current system, patching up, not repairing. Like painting directly over rust, it looks good but not for a very long time.
In another words they would not be making enough money.


musta missed this part, then:


"Not only is our device kinder to the patient and better for their teeth, but it's expected to be at least as cost-effective as current dental treatments. Along with fighting tooth decay, our device can also be used to whiten teeth."


apparently your dentist will be able to multitask whilst working in your mouth.


I see it as a good thing, as long as the cost-effective aspect proves true. [???]

they claim to have a marketing company...

A spinout company, Reminova, has been set up to commercialise the research. Based in Perth, Scotland, it is in the process of seeking private investment to develop EAER.


guess it's just a matter of getting sufficient funding to take it further, make it a reality in day to day dental work.




posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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Well ,,,,speaking of teeth,,,



"they took my teeth!" lol




posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: CJCrawley
Three years my arse...

I remember hearing about similar dental innovations decades ago on Tomorrow's World.

Guaranteed I'll be dead buried and forgotten and this news item will mysteriously reappear in some magazine or other.

Just science porn.

Yeah, some years ago they were crowing about this chemical that dissolved the rot, eliminating the need for a drill.
What ever happened to that?

Just like cancer research, a better method to treat it would put a lot of big shots out of work, meanwhile my girlfriend is going for chemo, which in my opinion works as good as bloodletting in the days of yore.

Meanwhile, I need more fillings that will start separating, the coffee stains are creeping between my new filling and the tooth, I will have to ask the dentist about that, and to ask about tooth repair research progress.

Anyway, smile, and don't hold your breath.



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 03:13 PM
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I just got back from the dentist getting an older filling, refilled. She said it's probably not going to last more than a year or so and I am going to have to get a root canal and crown. My mouth is still numb



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