Current Status of Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound for Dental Purposes
Emanuel Braga Rego1, 2, *, Takashi Takata1, Kazuo Tanne2, Eiji Tanaka3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 1
First Page: 220
Last Page: 225
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-6-220
Article History:Received Date: 5/7/2012
Revision Received Date: 10/8/2012
Acceptance Date: 27/9/2012
Electronic publication date: 28/12/2012
Collection year: 2012
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Over the past few years, tissue engineering applied to the dental field has achieved relevant results. Tissue engineering can be described by actions taken to improve biological functions. Several methods have been described to enhance cellular performance and low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has shown to play an important role in cell metabolism. The present article provides an overview about the current status of LIPUS as a tissue engineering tool to be used to enhance tooth and periodontal regeneration.