Aloe vera and its uses in dentistry-a review
Mohiuddin Khizer1*, Prashanth GV2
1Assisstant Professor, Dept of Periodontics, Al-Ameen Dental College, Bijapur.
2Professor & Head, Dept of Periodontics, Al-Ameen Dental College, Bijapur
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Khizer Mohiuddin Assisstant Professor, Dept of Periodontics, Al-Ameen Dental College, Bijapur.
Online published on 16 October, 2013.
Many herbs are used in medicine for treating various diseases but Aloe Vera has a variety of components to enhance defensive mechanisms and to combat many dental problems. Aloe Vera has various miraculous properties like antibacterial, antifungal, anti tumor and helps in treating various lesions of oral cavity. It improves and accelerates healing with less inflammation and microbial infections. The Aloe Vera plant has been known and used for centuries for its health, beauty, medicinal and skin care properties. Aloe Vera is a natural product that is nowadays frequently used in the medical and dental field for treating many diseases. The aloe vera plant, its properties, mechanism of action and clinical uses are briefly reviewed in this article.
Aloe Vera, Dental problems.