COMPARISON OF THE ANTIGINGIVITIS AND ANTIPLAQUE EFFICACY OF THE HERBAL MOUTHWASH WITH ALLOPATHIC MOUTHWASH: A CLINICAL STUDY
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
Introduction-Mouthwashes are often prescribed in dentistry for prevention and treatment of several oral conditions. Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has earned eponym of gold standard to treat and/or prevent periodontal disease. In the recent times naturally occurring products are used on a large scale. Objective-The aim of this study is to compare the anti-gingivitis and antiplaque efficacy of herbal mouthwash (Hiora) with allopathic mouthwash (Chlorhexidine). Methodology-A total of 20
... total of 20 patients aged between 18 to 50 years, with gingivitis was selected for this study. After baseline scaling, 10 patients were advised to use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash twice daily in 1:1 dilution and other 10 patients used Hiora mouthwash twice daily. Plaque index, gingival index, bleeding on probing was recorded at baseline and after 21 days. Result-There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups with regard to the clinical parameters. Herbal mouth rinses may be as effective as chlorhexidine as chemical antiplaque agents with fewer side effects Conclusion-Herbal mouth rinses may be as effective as chlorhexidine as chemical anti-plaque agents with fewer side effects. However, alternative study designs using larger sample sizes and longer duration are needed to further reiterate its benefits.