Nanodiamononds may prevent infection that leads to tooth loss
Infections after root canal procedures often lead to patients losing a tooth despite the best efforts of their dentist. In a new study, researchers found that adding antibiotic-loaded nanodiamonds to gutta percha, the substance used to fill teeth during the procedure, made fillings more rigid and prevented the post surgical infections. Root canal is meant to help dental patients' teeth survive infections of pulp, the inner part of a tooth with blood vessels and nerve tissue.
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