Uses of cold plasma in conservative dentistry and endodontics

Author: 
Hema.V and Subash Sharma

Aim: To recapitulate the possible applications of non- thermal plasma in conservative dentistry and endodontics.
Objective: Non- thermal plasma is lately being researched for its applications in dentistry and cancer therapy. The objective of this review is to summarize the possible role of Non- thermal plasma in conservative dentistry and endodontics.
Background: Plasma is the fourth state of matter and also the most form, the other three being air, water and solid. Plasma is ionised form of gas and is of two types: thermal and non- thermal or cold atmospheric plasma. The cold atmospheric plasma based dental applications is being investigated recently in fields such as root canal disinfection, tooth whitening, sterilization, deactivation of oral biofilms, enhancement of strength of light cure restorations and cancer therapy.
Reason: Cold atmospheric plasma may be of a great use in dentistry due to its properties. This review is to recapitulate and bring to light the possible uses of cold atmospheric plasma in conservative dentistry and endodontics.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3851.0380