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Alternative Medicine in Periodontal Therapy—A Review

By Brijesh Mangal, Ayushi Sugandhi, Kanteshwari I. Kumathalli and Raja Sridhar


AbstractPeriodontal diseases continue to be most commonly occurring oral diseases in modern times. Many therapeutic modalities have been tried and tested to relieve these problems. The conventional therapy—scaling and root planing (SRP)—stands out to be the most used mode of treatment, and other treatments remain applicable as adjuncts to SRP, including acupuncture, acupressure, and aromatherapy. The present article discusses the applications of the abovementioned therapeutic modes and their relevance in current scenarios. Alternative medicine may be preferred as an adjunct to conventional periodontal therapy to relieve pain, bad breath, gingival inflammation, mouth ulcers, and mouth sores

Publisher: Published by Elsevier B.V.
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.jams.2012.01.001
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