International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

A proficient singlet oxygen quenching carotenoid and periodontal disease

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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Deepa C*,Archana R Naik,Gayathri Somashekar

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 6


Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent chronic oral conditions known to affect mankind. Periodontal disease has been linked with oxidative stress either directly or indirectly. An imbalance in the host mechanism to address these oxide free radicals during inflammation forms a major course of chronic diseases. The role of antioxidants associated with decreased risk of chronic diseases has come a long way with applications in general alignments. Lycopene, a highly potent antioxidant, a phytochemical and a carotenoid found in red colored fruits and vegetables are being widely tried for its applicability in chronic diseases. Owing to the sparse data regarding the benefits of lycopene in periodontal diseases, this review highlights the scientific documentation of lycopene as an adjuvant in management of periodontal disease.

Keywords: Lycopene, Carotenoid, Phytochemical, Antioxidant, Periodontal disease, Oxidative stress.

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