Efficacy of G32 in Treating Pregnancy Gingivitis A Randomised Controlled Trial

Hathiwala, S and Acharya, Shashidhar and Bhat, PV and Patil, S (2013) Efficacy of G32 in Treating Pregnancy Gingivitis A Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 48-56. ISSN 0976-5921

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Background: Pregnant females are susceptible to oral conditions like gingivit is and pregnancy tumour, which affect both the mother and the developing foetus.Chlorhexidine,conventionally used to treat these conditions, causes side effects on long term use. Ayurvedic medications like G32 have been used for treating gingivitis.Objective: To compare efficacy of G32 with Chlorhexidine in treating pregnancy gingivitis after topical application.Materials and Methods: This was a double blind, randomised controlled trial conducted in a sample of 37 pregnant females, in second trimester, with gingivitis. They were randomly divided into two groups and were allotted Chlorhexidine gel (n=18) or G32 gumpaint (n=19) for local application for one month. Plaque index (Silness and Löe, 1964) and Gingival index (Löe and Silness, 1963) were recorded at baseline and follow-up by a calibrated examiner. Statistical analysis was performed using paired t-test for intragroup comparison of mean plaque and gingival scores, and independent t-test for intergroup comparison of mean percentage reduction in plaque and gingival scores.Results: Both test and control groups showed a significant reduction in plaque and gingivitis. The percentage reductions in plaque and gingivitis were similar among the two groups.Conclusion: G32 is effective in treating pregnancy gingivitis and can be economical alternative to Chlorhexidine, with lesser side effects

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurvedic; Pregnancy; Gingivitis; Chlorhexidine; G32; Trial
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 10:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142954

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