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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-32

Applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dentistry: A mini review

Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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D Deepa
Department of Periodontology, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.135007

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Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is increasingly used in number of areas of medical practice. It is a unique intervention whose method of action is not well-understood. Clinicians may request its use for their patients, but often its mechanisms are not completely understood. Here, we present a mini review and discussion of HBO and uses of this exciting intervention. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry Relevance of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to periodontists, prosthodontists, and restorative dentists
  • The osseointegrated implants are successfully applied in the dental clinic including oral and facial rehabilitations mainly for patients submitted to mutilating surgeries. However, patients submitted to radiation therapy present risks to treatment with implants owing to adverse effects on bone tissue. Nowadays, literature suggests therapies to improve the success of osseointegration such as HBO therapy that aims to prepare bone and adjacent tissues to receive the implant.
  • Therefore, thorough understanding of HBO therapy and its applications is very essential for prosthodontists, periodontists, and other dental specialists to avail the benefits of this useful technique and improve the patient care.

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