Journal of Orofacial Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--6

Therapeutic ultrasound - The healing sound and its applications in oral diseases: The review of literature


Jyothirmai Koneru1, Ravikiran Alaparthi2, Samatha Yalamanchali2, R Sudhakara Reddy1 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyothirmai Koneru
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh
India

The application of medical ultrasound was mainly centered on the soft tissue diagnostic imaging until now. Recently, its use has been widened and adopted for various therapeutic purposes. It has been reported to facilitate the healing of bone fractures, wounds, apthous ulcers and temporomandibular disorders. In addition, ultrasound has also been shown to facilitate delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs into tumors, promote gene therapy to targeted tissues, and deliver thrombolytic drugs into blood clots. This article reviews the principles and current status of ultrasound-based treatments.


How to cite this article:
Koneru J, Alaparthi R, Yalamanchali S, Reddy R S. Therapeutic ultrasound - The healing sound and its applications in oral diseases: The review of literature.J Orofac Sci 2012;4:3-6


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Koneru J, Alaparthi R, Yalamanchali S, Reddy R S. Therapeutic ultrasound - The healing sound and its applications in oral diseases: The review of literature. J Orofac Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 23 ];4:3-6
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