EVALUATION OF SHUDDHA BALATAILA KAVALA AND NIMBA KASHTA DANTADHAVANA IN DANTAHARSHA
Dantaharsha (Dentin Hypersensitivity) is one among the Dantagata Roga in which there is vitiation of Vata Dosha resulting in pain, hypersensitivity towards cold, hot, sour substances. Clinically Dantaharsha shows similarity with dentine hypersensitivity. Lack of oral hygiene, Tooth grinding, diet that is habitual ingestion of acidic substances causes erosion of enamel, dentin; those who use smokeless tobacco; those who suffering from gastro esophageal reflux which increases intraoral acidity and causes erosion of enamel; periodontal disease, gum disease etc. Result in dentine hypersensitivity. Many remedies are prescribed in modern medicine for the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity. But these methods are quite costly and causing lot of inconvenience to the patients. Hence it is relevant to develop an easy and economic Ayurvedic medical measure. Considering these drawbacks in modern dentistry, the present study was taken up. Kavala and Dantadhavana mentioned in our classics for control and prevention of dental diseases. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 patients having the features of Dantaharsha were selected for the study and were divided randomly into 2 groups as Group A and Group B consisting of 15 patients each. Patients under Group A were treated twice a day with Shuddha Bala Taila Kavala and patients under Group B advised to follow Dantadhavana with Nimba Kashta for a period of 30 days. Result: It was observed in the present study that, there is highly significant difference between the response by the treatment Group A and Group B.
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