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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-39

Pharmacotherapy for host modulation in periodontal disease: A review


Department of Periodontology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajesh Joseph
Department of Periodontology, KSR Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode - 637 215, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-3019.177899

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Recent research works in the field of periodontics have elaborated on a wide range of treatment modalities for the treatment of periodontal disease. One such approach for controlling the host-mediated periodontal tissue destruction is host modulation therapy (HMT). Used as an adjunct to standard periodontal therapy HMT is proved as a valid treatment option. The present article reviews different pharmacotherapeutic agents used for host modulation.


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