International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development
( International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal ) ISSN [ Online ] : 2581 - 7175
Evaluating the Efficacy of Green Tea and Chamomile Mouthwash in Reducing Plaque Index and Gingival Bleeding: A Randomised Control Trial
|International Journal of Scientific Research and Engineering Development (IJSRED)|
|Published Issue : Volume-3 Issue-6|
|Year of Publication : 2020|
|Unique Identification Number : IJSRED-V3I6P82|
|Authors : Dr. Smarth Khanna, Dr. Sumeet Khanna, Dr. Parul Goel, Dr. Vishesh Dhir, Dr.(Prof) Ram Rattan Goyal, Dr.Vikram Bali|
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Oral infections are significant medical issues among which dental caries and periodontal diseases are the main preventable diseases. At the point when these conditions are not arrested, they cause formation of periodontal pockets. The need to develop an elective counteraction and treatment option to antibacterial agents is to avoid side-effects of the antibiotic agents and increased resistance of the microbes. Subsequently, medicinal plants represent significant remedial assets to health restoration, including the utilization of home grown items in the oral treatment.
AIM: the main aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of two mouthwashes namely green tea and chamomile plant extracts in controlling plaque and gingival bleeding when compared with chlorhexidene.
MATERIAL AND METHODOLOGY: Thirty subjects determined to have mild to moderate form of chronic periodontitis were selected randomly and divided into three groups. Group 1: green tea mouthwash, group 2: chamomile extracts mouthwash and group 3: chlorhexidene mouthwash. Patients were recommended to use mouthwash for 15 days. Clinical parameters including plaque index and bleeding on probing were analyzed at standard 7 days and 15 days.
RESULTS: mouth rinses with herbal products including green tea and chamomile plants extracts were found to be effective in controlling plaque and gingival bleeding and can be used as an alternative to chlorhexidene mouthwash.