For thousands of years aloe vera has been used as a topical application to soothe skin and treat burns. Aloe Vera has some unique properties that can benefit a dental patient. It is now being used in dentistry to help patients after surgical procedures.
Aloe vera gel contains powerful antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds can help slow the growth of harmful bacteria. Multiple studies suggest that aloe would accelerate wound healing by promoting the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts and keratinocytes. Aloe is included as an ingredient in the OraCare Post Op Gel System.