Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128--131

Corticosteroids in Dentistry


Basavaraj Kallali1, Kamlesh Singh2, Vidhi Thaker3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Mehsana, Gujarat
2 Department of Periodontia, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Mehsana, Gujarat
3 Department of Pharmacology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Mehsana

Correspondence Address:
Kamlesh Singh
Department of Periodontia, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital Visnagar, Mehsana, Gujarat

Glucocorticosteroids are used extensively in dentistry for their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. Most of the diseases for which steroids are used are characterized by inflammation, which appears secondary to a hypersensitivity reaction against auto components. Glucocorticoids do not interfere with the primary disease mechanisms but they are used because of their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. It seems reasonable to profit from steroids as palliatives in acute phases of the diseases and/or as long-term suppressors of the general host defense. The article deals with the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of the various conditions and diseases affecting oral cavity.


How to cite this article:
Kallali B, Singh K, Thaker V. Corticosteroids in Dentistry.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2011;23:128-131


How to cite this URL:
Kallali B, Singh K, Thaker V. Corticosteroids in Dentistry. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Oct 5 ];23:128-131
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