Researchers have developed a new model that accurately and automatically shows the exact location of mandibular canals.
Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
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Scientists recently announced the development of a peptide hydrogel designed to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and dental pulp within a tooth after a root canal procedure. What you end up with after a root canal is a dead tooth, says Vivek Kumar, Ph.D., the projects principal investigator. Its no longer responsive. There are no nerve endings or vascular supply. So the tooth is very susceptible to subsequent infection and, ultimately, falling out. A root canal results in a dead tooth with no living soft tissue, or dental pulp, ins...