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  New treatment could do away with dentist's drill
Updated 07 August 2002, 14.11
A new treatment should replace painful fillings
Does the sound of the dentist drilling set your teeth on edge?

Well now there's great news for the millions of kids and adults who are scared of the dentist.

A new "ozone" treatment's been developed which stops the need for injections, drillings and fillings.

No pain

It's expected to eventually replace old style fillings
The technique, called Healozone, blasts ozone gas onto the damaged tooth and kills bacteria. It triggers the saliva in your mouth to start fixing your tooth naturally.

And the best thing is there's no pain at all.

It's hoped the new procedure will get all the people with dentist phobias back into the chair to get the treatment they need.

It's only available at 12 dentists in the UK at the moment, but it's expected to eventually replace old style fillings everywhere.

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