Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 5 - 2020
Stem Cells in Periodontal Regeneration - A New Era
Vijayalakshmi Rajaram1*, Thyagarajan Ramakrishnan2, Esther Nalini Prince3, Burnice Nalina Kumari4, Devi Parameswari5 and Dhwani K Dedhia6
1Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology, Adiparasakthi Dental College, Tamil Nadu, India
3Professor and Head, Department of Periodontology, K.S.R. Dental College, Tamil Nadu, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
5Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Tamil Nadu, India
6Post Graduate, Department of Periodontology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Vijayalakshmi Rajaram, Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: January 31, 2020; Published: April 13, 2020


Regeneration of lost tooth and periodontium remains a great challenge. Periodontists have been striving hard to regenerate the lost periodontium by a variety of surgical procedures, by use of different bone grafts, barrier membranes and growth factors. Recent advances have enumerated the presence of adult stem cells in periodontal ligament of humans and other animals. This has opened the way for new cell-based therapies for periodontal regeneration. For this to become a reality a thorough understanding of adult human stem cells is needed. This review provides an elaborated view of human stem cells and their use in regeneration of the periodontium. The review was conducted through search of articles in various electronic databases such as GOOGLE SCHOLAR, PUBMED, EMBASE, SCIENCE DIRECT and MEDLINE search engines till the year 2018.

Keywords: Stem Cells; Periodontal Regeneration; Periodontium


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Citation: Vijayalakshmi Rajaram., et al. “Stem Cells in Periodontal Regeneration - A New Era”. EC Dental Science 19.5 (2020): 88-97.

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