Published by: Pravin Makwana
Tokyo/ It is said that once a tooth is broken, it is impossible to regrow. But now Japanese scientists are working on a drug that can help patients grow brand new teeth. This will be the world’s first drug that will naturally grow new teeth. It will prove effective for people of all ages.
According to Japan Times reports, the drug is being developed at Kyoto University’s Toregame Biopharma. Scientist is all set to begin testing it in July 2024. After which it is hoped that this drug will be available in the market by 2030.
In fact, Samarat has a tooth bud against humans and animals. which has the ability to form new teeth in children. However, in most cases these buds do not develop and eventually disappear. The company has now made an antibody drug based on it. It blocks the proteins in the mouth, which lock the development of the tooth bud.
In the year 2018, an animal known as ferrets. He was given an antibody drug by scientists, as a result of which he successfully grew new teeth. Like humans, ferrets have both baby and permanent teeth.
At such a time, they are now making a plan to test on an endodontic patient. Anodontia is a disease, which is congenital, in which some or all permanent teeth are absent. Under this test, children will be given an injection dose to induce tooth development.
Katsu Takahashi, co-founder of Toregame Biopharma in Osaka and chief of dentist and oral surgery at Kitano Hospital, said missing teeth affects the development of a child’s jawbone. We hope that medicine will play an important role in solving these problems. In future it will also be useful for people whose teeth are damaged due to cavities.