Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 132--138

A clinical study on effect of Plantago in gingivitis by assessing bleeding and plaque index


E Siva Rami Reddy, Parveen Kumar Sharma, P Praveen Raj 
 Faculty of Homoeopathy, Tantia University, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. E Siva Rami Reddy
Department of Practice of Medicine, Sri Ganganagar Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Tantia University Campus, Near Ricco, New Hanumangarh Road, Sri Ganganagar - 335 002, Rajasthan
India

Background: Gingival inflammation and plaque formation are a major health problem in worldwide. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the variation of parameters of bleeding and plaque index (PI) in Gingivitis before, during and after intervention with Plantago. Materials and Methods: Thirty gingivitis patients were divided into two groups: control and test groups. Subjects were instructed to use toothpaste twice daily using the bass method up to 6 months. Clinical data were assessed at baseline, 3 months and 6 months which include an analysis of PI, Gingival Index (GI) and bleeding on probing (BOP). Results: Over a period of 6 months, there was a significant reduction in all the clinical parameters which includes GI, PI and BOP in test group with t-test (P = 0.001). i.e., Plantago showed significant effect compared to the control group. Repeated-measures ANOVA also showed a significant difference (P = 0.0001). Conclusion: There is a significant mean reduction in PI, GI and BOP in gingivitis before, during and after homoeopathic treatment with Plantago.


How to cite this article:
Reddy E S, Sharma PK, Raj P P. A clinical study on effect of Plantago in gingivitis by assessing bleeding and plaque index.Indian J Res Homoeopathy 2018;12:132-138


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Reddy E S, Sharma PK, Raj P P. A clinical study on effect of Plantago in gingivitis by assessing bleeding and plaque index. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 28 ];12:132-138
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