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The Future of Nanotechnology in Orthodontics and General Dentistry

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Using micron-sized dental robots, the dentist will be able to apply them on the patient?s gingiva, where they will be able to make their way to the tooth pulp. The dentist will then be able to order the robots to shut down all sensitivity in any particular tooth needing treatment. When treatment is completed, the dentist will order the robots to restore sensitivity and leave the tooth.


Dental NanotechnologyHypersensitivity Cure


 When caused by pressure transmitted hydrodynamically to the pulp, dentists can use nanorobots once again. By ordering the robots to selectively and precisely occlude specific tubules using the patient?s own tissue, it could be a quick and permanent tooth desensitizer product.


Other Potential Uses   


Other ideas are lining up for development as well:

  • Replacing enamel layers with pure sapphire and diamond, allowing for teeth to be fracture resistant.

  • Using nanorobots to directly manipulate periodontal tissues, rapid tooth alignment can happen much quicker with no discomfort.

  • Diagnosing and treating oral cancers.


The list goes on.


While these are exciting, there may be some unwanted side effects. Testing will need to be conducted and evaluated before these treatments make it to dental offices.

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