Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a rapidly developing treatment modality in various fields of dentistry. It is the administration of 100% oxygen to the patient for a specified time period, to increase the oxygen tension in the tissues and also its dissolution in the blood. This review aims to briefly discuss the history, mode of action, indications, contraindications, complications and the applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in dentistry.


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