Clinical Applications Of Chitosan In Dentistry- A Review

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 B.D.S., First yr Postgraduate student Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600 100. Tamilnadu – 603 203 India.

2 M.D.S, Reader Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600 100. Tamilnadu – 603 203 India.

3 M.D.S, Reader Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600 100.Tamilnadu – 603 203 India.

4 M.D.S, Professor Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600 100.Tamilnadu – 603 203 India

Abstract

Chitosan, a multipurpose hydrophilic polysaccharide derived from chitin (derivative of glucose), has betterbiocompatibility, anti-inflammatory property and hasbroad antimicrobial spectrum (gram-negative, gram-positive bacteria as well as fungi).The unique properties of Chitosan have concerned scientists around the globe to explore it for bio-dental applications. Main aim of this review paper is to discuss the application of chitosan biomaterial in the field of dentistry.

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