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Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: turnipsock on 31/03/2009 00:09:05
I'm starting to think that this controversial dental treatment is going to cause more trouble than its worth. The treatment (a hormone injection) can cause a new secondary tooth to grow, but it has to be the rearmost tooth on whichever quadrant. It looks like there might be a problem if you try to grow a new tooth into a gap since it may push out another tooth.

If, for instance, you had lost your second rearmost tooth, could you have the rearmost tooth removed and then have two treatments?

There is going to be an announcement on Wednesday about this, do you think it may be timed to coincide with the G8/20 summit so nobody will notice this news story?
Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: JimBob on 31/03/2009 03:02:33
This is just a pain in the jaw.
Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: turnipsock on 31/03/2009 15:03:01
Its like growing a third set of teeth, it will put a lot of dentists out of business.
Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: blakestyger on 31/03/2009 22:20:49
An announcement on Wednesday, eh? That wouldn't be Wednesday 1st of April then.
Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: turnipsock on 31/03/2009 23:46:58
An announcement on Wednesday, eh? That wouldn't be Wednesday 1st of April then.

Doh! I didn't even make it to april the first.

Here is another good april fool (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=21653.0;topicseen)
Title: Pain in the back teeth or a good thing?
Post by: blakestyger on 01/04/2009 20:15:47
Another circular argument?