May 10, 2011
Posted by Todd Welch on May 11, 2011 in New Dental Technology
People who live in fear of the dentist’s drill could be in for a more comfortable future – as new plasma dental technology arrives.
“Plasma jets” could one day be used to clean out bacteria from tooth cavities,say researchers from Saarland University in Homburg, Germany. Tests reported in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found the plasma destroyed bacteria in infected teeth.
They say plasma dentistry may be available within three to five years.
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Matter can be either solid, liquid, a gas or a fourth type, plasma, which is actually the most common in the universe. While there are many natural forms of plasma, including the contents of our sun and lightning, modern technology relies heavily on plasma technology – for example in fluorescent lighting and the manufacture of semiconductors.
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