The Future Of Root Canals
Root canals may be going the way of the dinosaurs if the latest developments coming out of Harvard University and the University Of Nottingham have anything to say about it. Regenerative dental fillings promise a future where, using stem cell technology, the tooth will be able to rebuild itself.
Root canals are used to extract tooth pulp that has reached a stage of decay and is incapable of healing. The nerve needs to be removed to save the tooth. Materials technology is revolutionizing in many different fields, and it seems dentistry is no different.
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The new materials that are being researched and developed work by stimulating the body’s own stem cells, so your body would be building new teeth from the raw materials available locally. It may be years away yet, but the area is rapidly advancing. We are always looking at the new advances and if it benefits our patients it will definitely be something we will be able to provide.
Until this technology is available we have had a lot of success with root canals, and we will continue to provide our patients with the best available care. If you have any questions or concerns about root canals, please contact us and we will be happy to talk to you about it.