So far this laser based new healing technique has only been tested on rats, but scientists claim that it can also be used in the humans. This could replace root canals which are not only expensive but also painful. Experts who are part of a US Government dental research team found that an intense laser blast on tooth provokes a chemical reaction that awakes the stem cells which in turn start the healing process of tooth which takes about 12 weeks.
Praveen Arany, a researcher at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Maryland, hopes to begin testing on this technology on humans soon. If the trails are successful, it could mean the end of conventional dentistry, which is not as good for health as natural teeth. However, dental prostheses would remain necessary in some cases.
Dr Dusko Ilic, Senior Lecturer in Stem Cell Science, King’s College London, said the technique is cheap and the tests are planned on humans in the near future. The approach is very direct and it seems high-tech laser treatment is not expensive. On the contrary, Professor Chris Mason, an expert in regenerative medicine at University College London, predicts that this new phenomenon will be very popular with patients and provide low cost and rapid response treatment.
We are very impressed by this scientific breakthrough. We look forward to this new emerging solution to treat our teeth cheaply. Hopefully, however there is no side effect in the use of such an apparatus. In any case, we will be less afraid to go to the dentist when this technology will be popularized. Would you still prefer to get conventional treatment for your teeth?