Site Specific Delivery Systems For The Treatment Of Periodontitis
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.