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DENTAL SCIENCE - REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 255-259

Benefits of Aloe vera in dentistry


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Pharmacology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. T Manigandan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.155943

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Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) is a plant that belongs to Liliaceae family. The name Aloe derives from the Arabic word "Alloeh" meaning shining bitter substance while "vera" in Latin means true. It contains various minerals and vitamins. It has got various properties such as immunomodulatory, antiviral and antiinflammatory in nature. A. vera can play a significant role in dentistry in treatment of lichen planus, oral submucous fibrosis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, alveolar osteitis, periodontitis, etc.


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