Accession Number : AD0430456

Title :   A FEASIBILITY STUDY-NON-SURGICAL EXTRACTION OF TEETH.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., Feb 63-Jan 64,

Corporate Author : ALPHA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INC BLUE ISLAND ILL

Personal Author(s) : Patrick,Robert L.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A feasibility study was carried out to examine the potential extraction of teeth by nonsurgical means. A series of hydrolytic materials were considered for hydrolyzing the collagenaceous fibers which hold teeth in their sockets. Strong organic acids having pKA values from 0.38-2.98 were examined. Several of these materials successfully hydrolyzed desiccated collagen in mod est periods of time. In addition, mineral acids were examined and successful. Gelling systems were studied for use as holding agents and rate controllers. Rubber lattices were considered as root canal blocking agents. The feasibility of removing teeth by this method was demonstrated by utilizing bovine jaw sections. Blocking of the root canal was difficult with these sections, however. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DENTISTRY, SURGERY), TEETH, ACIDS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, HYDROLYSIS, MEDICAL RESEARCH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE