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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 101-105

Nanorobotic wonders: A revolutionary era in periodontics

Department of Periodontics, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Pratiksha Bordoloi
Department of Periodontics, A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmd.ijmd_29_18

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Greatness does not come in size. Surprises come in small packages. Robots have recently been introduced to undertake basic surgical procedures, and with the help of nanobiotechnology, another dimension of robotics has been developed as NANOROBOTS. Oral cavity is the mirror of the overall health of an individual. The various chronic inflammatory oral diseases influence the systemic health of an individual and vice versa. Various treatment modalities have been introduced for the prevention and management of periodontal disease. The introduction of nanorobots may possibly maintain the comprehensiveness of oral health. The dental application of nanorobots is leading to the emergence of nanodentistry. Nanorobots induce oral analgesia, desensitize tooth, and are also used in preventive, restorative, and curative procedures and major tooth repair. Treatment opportunities in periodontics are hypersensitivity cure, dentiforobots, bone replacement materials, nanoimplants, nanolasers, etc. Hence, the aim of this review article is to emphasize the use and the future scope of nanorobotics in periodontics.

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