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Eliminating Root Canals with Stem Cells

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Jul 13, 2016 5:03:22 PM

Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University have developed a treatment that takes advantage of the unique regenerative characteristics of stem cells to enable teeth to heal themselves. The treatment represents an advancement over the current methods to treat severe cavities by eliminating the need for root canals. By stimulating the dental stem cells [mesenchymal stem cells] within the tooth, the growth of dentin, the bony material that makes up the majority of the tooth, is encouraged. This allows patients to regrow damaged teeth effectively.

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Topics: stem cell therapy, root canal, mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells, tooth regeneration, teeth heal themselves

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