AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS DENTITION AND DENTAL CARE: CRITICAL REVIEW
Dr. Ganesh Kumar*, Dr. Dheeraj Khajuria, Dr. Swapnil C. Raskar, Dr. Rajanish Meti
Danta is considered as the upadhatu of Asthi dhatu. It has predominance of Prithvi and Vayu mahabhuta and contributes for the stoutness and rigidness of tooth. Among the five varieties of bones, teeth are called as Ruchakaas. The emergence of the 1st tooth in oral cavity in an infant is considered an important milestone in child’s life. The development is in four continuous stages – initiation stage, bud stage, cap stage, bell stage and then maturation. During dentition there is an altered metabolism and so the child suffers from various diseases both local and constitutional. The management is done through both external and internal medications. The present review highlights about formation of teeth, teeth disorders, its management with critical analysis of Ayurveda and Modern perspectives. The total 8 single drug screened from Bhavaprakasha nighantu that are used in teeth disorders.
Keywords: Danta, Teeth, Dentition, Teeth disorders, Kashyapa samhita, Bhavaprakasha nighantu.
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