World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

HERBAL MEDICINE: A BOON TO PERIODONTICS A REVIEW

Dr. Neelam Gavali*, Dr. Vishakha Patil, Dr. Amita Mali and Dr. Pramod Waghmare

ABSTRACT

The knowledge on medicinal plants has been based on different medicinal systems such as Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha. In India, plant species serve as regular sources of medicine. Herbal products are preferred due to wide biological activity, higher safety margin, and lower costs. Furthermore, the conventional drugs can cause various side effects, and their continuous intake has resulted in antibiotic resistance. Periodontal diseases are common and can affect up to 90% of the world population. Gingivitis has been described as a mild form whereas periodontitis is an irreversible loss of supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontal pathogens form a important component in the etiopathogenesis of periodontitis hence, there is a growing evidence that these pathogens can be reduced by herbal extracts and herbal products. This review article focuses on the herbal extracts and products which can be useful in prevention and treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis.

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