By Dena M. Sapanaro, DDS, MS, and Mea A. Weinberg, RPh, DMD, MSD
The oral cavity is a unique setting that contains many layers, cells, and structures. As a result, considerable research has been aimed at utilizing these characteristics for drug delivery. For example, the transmucosal route has been studied as one of the primary methods of delivery in the oral cavity. This approach utilizes the oral mucosa as a means of introducing systemic agents,1 and can be distinguished from mucosal drug delivery, as the latter aims to deliver drugs locally, rather than systemically.1
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