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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 55-60

Platelets and their pathways in dentistry: Systematic review


1 Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Thrissur, Kerala, India
3 Department of Orthdontics, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
4 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
5 Department of Prosthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Faizan Ahmed Khan
Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_284_17

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Advancing research in medicine and technology has benefitted the mankind immensely with its contribution toward an improved life quality and increased life expectancy. The inability of a human body to autoregenerate has resulted in an increased demand for newer and healthier tissues and organs. Therefore, the restoration of naturally replicated tissue components has become a subject of interest for the scientific community lately. There was felt an intense quest for promoting strategies that could restore tissue regeneration and fuel the field of regenerative medicine. It was then the role of platelets was accounted for its wound healing and regenerative effects. Consequently, the use of platelet concentrates to improve wound healing, and bone formation was explored, which was considered to be possible because platelets contain high quantities of growth factors which would be able to stimulate cell proliferation, matrix remodeling, and angiogenesis, thereby establishing a new era of research with the successful application of innovative medical therapies focused on healing damaged tissues or regenerate the affected organs.


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