One day, the “dreaded” root canals may be replaced with an innovative procedure.
The tissue inside a tooth called the dental pulp is susceptible to infection and inflammation from cavities or trauma.
A root canal, which involves removing the pulp and nerve, cleaning the canal, filling it, and sealing it with material, is frequently used to treat the issue.
However, having a root canal can cause discomfort and increase the risk of problems including infection or fracture.
Researchers at ADA Forsyth are currently investigating the application of a body-produced molecule known as Resolvin E1, which has been demonstrated to regulate excessive inflammation.
In tests, it was able to rebuild damaged and injured tooth pulp while also slowing the spread of infection and inflammation.