Nanorobots: Future in dentistry

Shetty, Neetha J. and *, Swati Pralhad and *, David K. (2013) Nanorobots: Future in dentistry. The SaudiDentalJournal, 25. pp. 49-52.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review the phenomenon of nanotechnology as i tmight apply to dentistry as a new field called nanodentistry. Treatment possibilities might include the application of nanotechnology to local anesthesia,dentition renaturalization,the permanentcure for hypersensitivity,complete orthodontic realignment in a single visit,covalently bondeddiamon- dized enamel,and continuousoral health maintenance using mechanical dentifrobots.Dentalnan- orobots could beconstructed to destroy caries-causing bacteria or to repair tooth blemishes where decay has set in,by using a computer to direct these tiny workers in their tasks.Dental nanorobots might be programed to use specific motility mechanisms to crawl or swim through humant issue with navigational precision,to acquire energy,to sense and manipulate their surroundings,to achieve safe cytopenetration,and to use any of amultitude of techniques to monitor,interrupt, or alter nerve-impulse traffic in individual nerve cells in real time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanotechnology; Dentistry; Nanorobots; Nanorobotics
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2013 06:57
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2013 06:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79802

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