Nanotechnology for diagnosis and treatment of dental and orthopedic diseases

Tarun Mateti, Shikha Jain, Trisha Biswas, Amrita Dam, Anindita Laha, Goutam Thakur

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Abstract

The advent of nanotechnology during the 1980s led to modern science in fields with diverse applications like engineering, medicine, architecture, food, and textile. Nanomedicine embraces the medical uses of nanotechnology, biological devices and sensors, and molecular nanoscience. Dentistry and orthopedics utilize nanostructures to impart unique characteristics or enhance the existing properties of materials and devices to treat related diseases or ailments. Therapy strategies developed for disorders such as oral cancer, root canal infections, dental cavities, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, and osteosarcoma promise to provide ease, comfort, and prevent complications by identifying disease markers, detecting molecular cell changes, and creating compelling novel therapeutic and delivery agents. The complexity, challenges, and prospects of dental and orthopedic nanomedicine are intriguing—an account of which this chapter describes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications
PublisherElsevier
Pages131-164
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9780323911825
ISBN (Print)9780323998307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science

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