Iatrogenic Damage to the Periodontium by Chemicals and Dental Materials

Biju Justus 1, *, Syed Sirajuddin 2, Veenadharini Gundapaneni 2, Shriparna Biswas 2, Kumuda MN 2, Rakesh MP 2
1 Al Shamil Medical Centre, P.O. Box 151045, Samnan, Sharjah, UAE
2 Department of Periodontology, Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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The toxicity and tissue reactions to dental materials are receiving more attention as a wide variety of materials are used and as federal agencies demonstrate more concern in this area. A further indication of the importance of the interaction of materials and tissues is the development of recommended standard practices and tests for the biological interaction of materials.

Keywords: Chemicals, dental materials, iatrogenic, periodontium.