Periodontal ligament stem cells: an update and perspectives.

@article{Pandula2014PeriodontalLS,
  title={Periodontal ligament stem cells: an update and perspectives.},
  author={P K Chamila Prageeth Pandula and Lakshman Perera Samaranayake and Li Jian Jin and Chengfei Zhang},
  journal={Journal of investigative and clinical dentistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          81-90
        }
}
Chronic periodontitis is a serious infectious and inflammatory oral disease of humans worldwide. Conventional treatment modalities are effective for controlling periodontal disease. However, the regeneration of damaged periodontal tissues remains a major challenge in clinical practice due to the complex structure of the periodontium. Stem cell-based regenerative approaches combined with the usage of emerging biomaterials are entering a new era in periodontal regeneration. The present review… CONTINUE READING

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