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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 389-391

Use of aloe vera in dentistry


1 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Triveni Dental College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Guardian College of Dental Sciences, Ambarnath, Maharashtra, India
3 Dean, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Triveni Dental College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
4 Professor, Department of Orthodontics, SDKS Dental College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
5 Reader, Department of Periodontia, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Institute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
6 Reader, Department of Periodontia, Maitri Dental College and Research Institute, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
7 Reader, Department of Prosthodontia, Kalmagh Dental College and Research Institute, India

Correspondence Address:
Pravin Sundarkar
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Triveni Dental College, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1177

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The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Recently, aloe very has gained some popularity as an active natural product used in the medical and dental field for treating many diseases. It has various miraculous properties like anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antitumor which accelerates wound healing and helps in treating various lesions in oral cavity. Though, there are various indications for its use, more clinical research is required to determine its real efficacy in dentistry. The aloe vera plant, its composition, properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.


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