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ROLE OF DANTASHODHANA CHURNA PRATISARANA IN PREVENTING THE RECURRENCE OF DANTASHARKARA (DENTAL CALCULUS) AFTER ULTRA SOUND SCALING

Dhara Makwana, Piyush Agravat, Manjusha R..

Abstract
Introduction: Negligence or improper methods of oral hygiene lead to Dantasharkara, which can be compared with dental calculus. Scaling is the first treatment for the removal of all kind of calculus. Prevention of plaque is most important after scaling to prevent recurrence of calculus. Ayurvedic methods for oral hygiene can serve this purpose. Aims and objectives: To assess the effectiveness of Dantashodhana Churna Pratisarana after scaling in preventing the recurrence of the disease. Materials and methods: It was a randomized, open-label parallel group trial. Ultrasonic scaling was done in both groups; in one group trial drug was used after scaling. Total thirty patients, fifteen in each group completed the treatment. Results: Both the Groups showed statistically highly significant results but Ayurveda Group showed percentage wise better results in objective criteria. Conclusion: selected protocol plays a significant role in preventing the recurrence of calculus and maintaining oral hygiene.

Key words: Dantasharkara, Dantashodhana Churna Pratisarana, Dental Calculus, Oral hygiene, Scaling



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