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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


Herboceutics: a new direction in periodontics: A review


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Author Details: Kirandeep Kaur, Manish Khatri, Mansi Bansal, Komal Puri, Ashish Kumar

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2457-0087

Print ISSN :

Article First Page : 5

Article End Page : 11


Abstract

Herbal medicine is both promotive and preventive in its approach and is a common form of alternative therapy throughout the world. Consequently, Herbal medicines are finding their more and more usefulness in the arena of dentistry and their armamentarium. Natural herbs like triphala, tulsipatra, jyestiamadh, neem, clove oil, pudina, ajwain and many more are used either as whole single herb or in combination and  havebeen scientifically proven to be safe and effective medicine against various oral health problems like bleeding gums, halitosis, mouth ulcers and preventing tooth decay. The major strength of these natural herbs is that their use has not been reported with any side effects till date. This paper is aimed at reviewing, various herbal extracts and their effects on periodontal diseases.

Keywords:
Herbal medication, Herbal dentistry, Mouthwashes, Periodontal, Dentistry