Is it possible to stop tooth decay without the help of fillings? Yes. The latest study from University of Sydney states that tooth decay can be stopped and reversed with no-drill dentistry, which means there is no drilling and filling involved to halt the dental caries.
If you have dental anxiety and the sound of a dentist’s drill alone sends chills down your spine, then this new study may offer hope. The results of the seven-year study were published in Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology in December 2015, which suggests that there’s often no need for the traditional “fill-and-drill” and that dental caries can be stopped with preventative oral care.