Short Communication - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2021) Volume 4, Issue 2
New Insights of Molecular Dentistry in Dental Management and Oral Biology
Introduction: Evolution in dentistry, dental materials, genetics and disease management has been growing over the last few decades. Understanding the links between genetics and dental and oral diseases could result in better treatment option. This knowledge could also result in better control and prevention of diseases. In dentistry, the hereditary factors involvement in caries, oral cancer, periodontal diseases, malformation of the teeth, congenially missing teeth or common oral disorders are becoming highly evident in dentistry together with the collaboration of systematic genetic disease on oral health care. Gene therapy has been introduced for dental management. Molecular dentistry and utilization of genes is being used to treat & manage various dental aspects such as regeneration & repair of teeth, orofacial pain, bone repair, cancer management and orthodontic tooth movement. All this information will help a dentist in proposing effective prevention & treatment protocol for oral diseases. This review demonstrates various links between genetic predisposition and effect on dental & oral issues.
Conclusion: The future of molecular and genetic implications in dentistry, in this the use of dental genetic and molecular techniques might develop in the future. The focus will be on targeting genetics to regenerate dental tissues rather than repair those using dental materials. This can be achieved by investigating the specific genes involved in evolution and maintenance of dental and surrounding tissues.Author(s): Priyanka Tiwari