Posted by Allie Wright
Individuals who are affected by sensitive teeth may be interested in the findings of new research that could lead to the issue becoming a thing of the past.
In information that could be included in dental marketing campaigns in the future, a team of specialists in Germany and Switzerland led by Dr Shahram Ghanaati from the University of Frankfurt and dentist Dr Markus Schlee have found sewing collagen into the gum line can reduce the sensitivity of teeth.
They used bovine collagen in the surgeries and discovered this resulted in a thicker barrier between the gums and the teeth, preventing pain for patients.
Dr Schlee said: “We would not have expected any of these patients to get better without surgery.”
However, the authors of the study admitted more research needs to be carried out on the treatment before it can be used by dentists on a widespread basis.
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway previously found individuals affected by an eating disorder are more likely to experience tooth sensitivity.