AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF DENTAL TARTAR-CASE STUDY
Pradnya Raju Bhumbur* and Ashok Bhaurao Deshmukh
Oral diseases continue to be major health problem world-wide with the incidence of oral cancer and other disorders are on the rise in developing countries. If oral hygiene is not maintained then it leads to various Danta rogas. 8 Danta rogas are mentioned in our classics namely Dalana, Danta harsha, Danta bhanjanaka, Danta sharkara, Kapalika, Krimidanta, Shyavadanta, Hanumoksha and Karala danta. Among these, Danta sharkara is one such disease which occures due to inadequate oral hygiene. According to modern science Danta sharkara is nothing but dental tartar i.e. dental calculus. It affects the health of the gingiva (gums). Dantasharkara is a common problem seen in day to day patients. In todays era we can see many patients suffering from Dantasharkara, hence choosen disease for clinical study is Dantasharkara treated with Irimedadi tail pratisarana after lekhana karma.
Keywords: Irimedadi tail, Lekhana karma, Dantasharkara.
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