Astringents in Dentistry: A Review

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,3,428-432.
Published:August 2012
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Gaurav Gupta1*, Sunil Kumar MV2, Harikesh Rao3, Pooja Garg4, Rajesh Kumar5, Alok Sharma5, Harleen Sachdeva6

[1,2,3,4,5]Department Of Prosthodontics, Jaipur Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

[6]Department of Prosthodontics, Bhabha College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Astringents are any group of substances that cause the contraction or shrinkage of tissues & that dry up secretions. Although Astringents were being used from age-old in one form or the other but their role & efficacy in dentistry & in mucosal health is now well explained & now it has emerged from salt water to various newer drugs. This article provides professionals with a broad overview of various categories of drugs as astringents and their implications for dental patients and treatment.

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