Propolis In Dentistry – A Review

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Dr Venkatesh Kodgi , Dr Nithya Annie Thomas , Dr Priya Shetty , Dr Shridhar Shetty , Dr Bekal Kavita Kriplani , Dr Parimala Kumar


Use of natural products with medicinal properties, derived from plants, animals or microorganisms has found significant popular acceptance in recent years. ‘Propolis’ is one such natural substance, a resin procured from honeybees collected from plants, buds and exudates has a spectrum of effects like antiviral, antioxidant, antitumor, antibacterial, antifungal, antitumor and immune enhancing properties. Considering oral health, propolis has been utilised in the management of dental caries, pulpitis, aphthous ulcers, plaque, periodontitis, halitosis, stomatitis, dentinal hypersensitivity, oral candidiasis, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), pulp therapy, intra canal medicament and in oral cancer therapy. Pubmed, Google scholar and Medline databases were searched for articles related to propolis and dentistry, which is presented in this review.

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