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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Golden touch for gingivitis - Alternative medicine therapy for bleeding gums


Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Ann Vazhayil George
Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath University, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_23_17

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Background: Plants have been the major source of medicine since time immemorial. Turmeric, a rhizome of Curcuma longa, is a herb known for its medicinal properties and is more acceptable and viable option for a common man. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of golden paste, a combination of turmeric, virgin coconut oil, and black pepper as a monotherapy in treating gingivitis. Methodology: 30 patients within the age group of 25-45 years diagnosed with chronic gingivitis and were administered with golden paste as monotherapy in comparison to scaling and golden paste by using a split mouth study design. Bleeding index and gingival index were evaluated at baseline, 14 days and 21 days. Results: A significant reduction in GI and BI is seen in scaling and golden paste group in comparison to golden paste used as monotherapy.


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