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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103-107

Management of Shitada (gingivitis) with Lodhradi gandusha and Shothahara mahakashaya kwatha: A case report

Department of Shalakya Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Mukhtar Alam
Department of Shalakya Tantra, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JACR.JACR_23_20

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Shitada (~gingivitis) is one among the Danta mulagata rogas (~periodontal diseases) characterized by spontaneous bleeding from gums. The gums become foul-smelling, blackish, soft, and sodden. Gums start receding and ripping off and so on. Gingivitis is caused mainly by the accumulation of debris, plaque, and calculus at the tooth margin, due to neglect of oral care. General prevalence of gingivitis is 50%, and this may be due to poor oral healthcare and lack of awareness. The management of gingivitis may not be satisfactory because of the mechanical removal of plaque by scaling, and the use of chemicals is much costly as well as time-consuming. In this case report, the patient with gingivitis for three years was intervened for four weeks with Lodhradi gandusha and Shothahara mahakashaya kwatha which showed a potential in the management of Shitada and better compliance was observed by the patient.

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