Going to the dentist to repair a cavity can be daunting. But, fear not, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. AMAC reports that researchers at King’s College London may have discovered a way to regrow that aching tooth.
The procedure, which would not be available until approved by the FDA, uses a drug already available on the market to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. It helps damaged teeth produce extra dentin, a naturally occurring substance. The dentin fills the cavity without need to drill. The process has worked on experiments with mice and human trials may begin in the not too distant future.