Self Prepared Herbal Mouthwash Used As Pre-procedural Rinse in Reducing Dental Aerosol: A Substitute to Chemical Mouthrinse: A Clinico-Microbiological Study
Keywords:Aerosols, Pre-procedural rinsing, Chlorhexidine, Herbal Mouthwashes, Colony forming units
Aim:To evaluate and compare the efficacy of pre-procedural mouth rinses in reducing microbial content of aerosol product during ultrasonic-scaling procedures by viable bacterial count.Materials And Methods:5 patients were assigned in each group: A- Neem, B -CHX, C-Triphala, D - Control Group.In Group A, B, C -Patient were asked to rinse their mouth with 10 ml mouthwash for 30 seconds before SRP, of which A and C are self- prepared herbal mouthwashes i.e Triphala and Neem. Aerosol will be collected, cultured and incubated on blood agar plates at specified sites from operator. CFU will be counted and result will be assessed statistically. Conclusion: The study suggests that 10 ml of Neem Mouth rinse when used 10 minutes prior to ultrasonic scaling is more potent in reducing the aerosol contamination as compared to the Triphala mouth rinse and commercially available 0.2 % Chlorhexidine mouthrinse. Also the reduction in aerosol content was seen in Tray location when rinsed with CHX and aerosol reduction in Spitoon and Chest location while rinsing with Neem mouthrinse.
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