A Drug Meant for Alzheimer’s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth


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Goodbye, cavities. So long, fillings and dental drills. You may soon be replaced by a tooth-growing drug.

By Meredith Rutland Bauer | MOTHERBOARD

Researchers at King’s College released a study today stating they’ve discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or injuries. The study was published this week in Scientific Reports.

Researchers realized that an experimental Alzheimer’s drug called Tideglusib had the side effect of encouraging dentin growth, which is the bony part of the tooth made of calcified tissue. It makes up most of the tooth, just above the pulp but under the hard enamel.

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