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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 679-683

Comparative evaluation of anti-inflammatory efficacy of turmeric and chlorhexidine gel as an adjunct to scaling and root planing in the treatment of gingivitis


1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Hazaribag, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh Kumar Verma
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_713_20

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Background: Dental plaque is a complex ecosystem which consists of densely packed microbial colonies, microbial by-products, salivary glycoproteins and desquamated epithelial cells. Clinical studies have proved the relationship between plaque and periodontal disease. Aim: This study compares the anti-plaque efficacy and anti-inflammatory potential of turmeric gel with 0.2% chlorhexidine gel along with scaling and root planing (SRP). Materials and Methods: One hundred and fifty individuals were selected and divided into three groups for the study. Group A was instructed to use 0.2% chlorhexidine gel, whereas Group B used turmeric gel along with SRP. Participants were assessed for plaque and gingivitis on the 14th and 21st days. Subjective and objective criteria were assessed. The clinical data were recorded and used for statistical analysis to obtain results. Results: The percentage reduction of plaque index (PI) between the chlorhexidine and turmeric gel on 21st day were 74.85 and 65.91 respectively. similarly, the percentage reduction of gingival index (GI) between the chlorhexidine and turmeric gel on 21st day were 58.49 and 62.46 respectively. Conclusion: Turmeric gel shows a slightly lower anti-plaque property in comparison to chlorhexidine gel. Their effect on a reduction of gingival inflammation was equal. It was also noted that turmeric gel showed better acceptability and biocompatibility by the participants.


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