CONCEPT OF DANTA IN AYURVEDA – A REVIEW STUDY
Keywords:Danta, Ayurveda, teeth
Danta is considered as an Asthi prakara and categarized under Ruchakasthi prakara and they are thirty two in number. Sandhi present in Danta is told as Ulookalasandhi and its number is taken as thirty two. “Danta ’’ refers to tooth and “Shastra’’ refers to the science. Danta Shastra or dentistry refers to the Science which deals about the teeth. In Āyurveda it is one of the sub specialties of the Shaalakya Tantra, the branch of Āyurveda which deals with the diseases of head and neck. Description regarding Danta is not found properly in any texts, but scattered information is available in various texts.
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