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J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2013 Jun;5(Suppl 1):S89-94. doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.113304.

Application of ozone in the treatment of periodontal disease.

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Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Drs. Sudha and Nageswara Rao, Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinnaoutapalli, Gannavaram, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Gingivitis and periodontitis are most common inflammatory diseases of supporting tissues of teeth. Role of microbial etiology and host response in progression of gingival and periodontal diseases has been well established. Because of the beneficial biological effects of ozone, due to its antimicrobial and immunostimulating effect, it is well indicated in the treatment of gingival and periodontal diseases. The objective of this article is to provide a general review about clinical applications of ozone in treatment of periodontal diseases and to summarize the available in vitro and in vivo studies in Periodontics in which ozone has been used.

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Anti-hypoxic; immunostimulating; oxidizer

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