Hormone Gel Regenerates Teeth, Could Eliminate The Need For Fillings

Hormone Gel Regenerates Teeth, Could Eliminate The Need For Fillings
Innovation

A new substance could make filling cavities obsolete.

Naresh Kumar
  • 1 july 2010

A team of French scientists have developed a new hormone gel that regenerates tooth cells and could potentially eliminate the need to fill cavities or drill into the root canal of an infected tooth. The gel contains a peptide called MSH which is known to encourage bone regeneration, and if placed near a cavity, it would allow cells to grow and heal the tooth from within.

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