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Dental tourism strikes nerve

New Zealanders having cheap dental work done overseas are creating a headache for dentists here who are left with the job of fixing badly-botched treatments, a University of Otago survey says. The 2016 survey of 337 New Zealand dentists showed 96% had encountered dental tourists at least once or twice a year, usually because they […]

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The End Of Root Canals: Stem Cell Fillings Trigger Teeth To Repair Themselves, Research Study Claims

What if damaged teeth could heal themselves without the need of a root canal? Apparently, that’s what Harvard and the University of Nottingham are trying to figure out. They believe they can create stem cell stimulated fillings. Worldwide, dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities each year by drilling out the decayed part of the […]

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Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of primary anterior teeth restored with long dentine posts and teeth restored with short fiber posts: An in vitro study

Abstract Background Badly broken primary teeth that require pulp therapy present a high-risk of biomechanical failure due to the loss of tooth substance resulting from pre-existing decay and endodontic therapy itself. The introduction of Biological dentine posts offered an excellent alternative for restoring such teeth. The ideal post material should have physical and mechanical properties […]

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Root Canal treatments and dental filling – the latest developments

Root canal is a treatment that helps in treating, repairing and managing a severely badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term ‘root canal’ actually means cleaning the canals present right in the middle of a tooth’s root. Even though the generic notion is to link root canal procedure with pain and […]

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Solutions: Saving Decayed Teeth with Stem Cells

A dentist is researching alternatives to root canal treatment and extraction Ariadne Letra, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of research in the department of endodontics at UTHealth’s School of Dentistry, and Renato Silva, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of endodontics at UTHealth, demonstrate how their team analyzes samples. By Christine Hall | October […]

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