A New Way To Repair Cavities?

drill1Would you do a happy dance if you found out there was a new way to repair cavities? I bet many people would. Imagine getting rid of the dental drill. Just the sound makes your hair stand on end. Many people avoid dental treatments because the idea of getting a tooth drilled fills them with fear and dread. Are you one of those people? If so, take our true and false quiz below to find out more about a new way to repair cavities.

True Or False?

  1. True or False: The only way to repair cavities is using a drill.
  2. True or False: Even if there was a way to repair cavities without a drill, you would still need to fill them with fillings.
  3. True or False: There is a new technology that can repair cavities using a peptide gel.
  4. True or False: The peptide gel has proved to regenerate bone.
  5. True or False: The new technology would be healthier for teeth.

Answers:

  1. False: There is a new technology that may be able to repair cavities without the use of a drill.
  2. False: The new technology has no need for a drill or fillings.
  3. True: A new peptide referred to as MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone is used by embedding it in a thin, flexible film or gel and placing it next to the cavity.
  4. True: Shown to regenerate bone, the peptide encourages the regeneration of cells inside the tooth healing from within in a period of about a month.
  5. True: Drilling can make the structure of a tooth brittle increasing the risk of fracture. However, the healthy tooth structure would remain untouched with the new technology which is healthier for the tooth.

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With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-577-1444.