A technique developed at King’s College London uses electrical currents to boost the natural repair process of a tooth, according to a report by independent.co.uk. The result: reversal of decay and elimination of the need for drilling and fillings of resin or amalgam.

Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation (EAER), could be available within three years, according to scientists there.

Professor Nigel Pitts, from the Dental Institute at King’s College London told independent.co.uk:

“The way we treat teeth today is not ideal – when we repair a tooth by putting in a filling, that tooth enters a cycle of drilling and re-filling as, ultimately, each ‘repair’ fails.

“Not only is our device kinder to the patient and better for their teeth, but it’s expected to be at least as cost-effective as current dental treatments.”

Read the full story at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/drillfree-fillings-are-the-future-as-dentists-develop-selfrepairing-tooth-decay-treatment-9539692.html