Dental cavities is a very common issue. People dealing with them know how irritating it is to have them and what it’s like to get those filled up or have a root canal procedure. Although in its initial stages, this piece of news about cavity treatment sounds exciting and pleasant.
Scientists at the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale have come up with a hormone gel which when applied to a tooth cavity promotes cell growth from within, thus dismissing the involvement of any surgery or the use of tooth drill. The specific gel has MSH or melanocyte-stimulating hormone, capable of promoting bone regeneration.The gel was tested on mice, the outcome of which after a month was disappearance of cavities and stronger teeth than normal. Scientist Nadia Benkirane-Jessel associated with the project says that further research would be needed to see whether the technique could possibly work on humans. She also states that if the process proves to be a success it could be applied to only a few cavity related dental cases.
[source : popsci.com]