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Abstract

Site Specific Delivery Systems For The Treatment Of Periodontitis

Author(s): Samina Rahman, Alka Ahuja, J Ali, R.K Khar

Periodontal diseases are conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. Advances in understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontitis have led to the development of a number of targeted systems for administration of drug into the periodontal pocket. This article reviews the various types of targeted delivery devices (both degradable and non-degradable), which deliver the therapeutic agents directly to the periodontal pocket. Improvement in clinicaland microbiological parameters and reduction in dose have been reported with these systems.