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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-249

Statin: A boon in periodontal therapy

1 Department of Periodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiology, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

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Sahana Purushotham
Department of Periodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Kuntikana, Mangaluru - 575 004, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.170252

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Periodontitis is an inflammatory process causing gradual destruction of the periodontal tissues and alveolar bone loss. Various periodontal therapies have been introduced to lower the destruction, statin being one among them. They are cholesterol-lowering drugs which promote bone formation, hence proven to be effective in periodontal therapy. This article reviews the effects of statin and examines its potential role in periodontal regenerative therapy.

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