SILVER NANOPARTICLES: NEW DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IN TREATMENT OF ORAL DISEASES
Dr. Satyapal Johaley*, Dr. Freny R. Karjodkar, Dr. Kaustubh P. Sansare, Dr. Sneha R. Sharma and Dr. Mohd Saalim
Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have unique properties which help in molecular diagnostic, in therapies, as well as in devices that are used in several medical procedures owing to its potent antimicrobial activity. Silver nanoparticles are nanoparticles of silver which are in the size range of 1 to 100 nm in size. The use of silver nanoparticles is also important as several pathogenic bacteria have developed resistance against various antibiotics. In most of the therapeutic applications, it is the antimicrobial property that is being majorly explored through the anti-viral property has its fair share of applications in dentistry. This paper aims at comprehensive view on the synthesis and applications of nanoparticles in the field of dentistry.
Keywords: Silver Nanoparticles, Nano medicine, Antimicrobial, Oral Cancer.
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