A Randomised Control Trial comparing the efficacy of Jati Ghrita and 1% Chlorhexidine Gluconate on Aphthous Stomatitis
Keywords:Recurrence, Healing, Oral ulcer, Inflammation, Pain, Erythema
Background: Aphthous ulcer is seen to be one of the most commonly occurring ailments found among patients that dentists may come across on a daily basis. Taking into consideration the agents that have been used for treatment of aphthous stomatitis, it would seem advisable to apply the agent that is the safest and has the least toxic properties that can bring about symptomatic relief and that can be applied topically. These days, there are few reliable natural remedies that are emerging as a therapy for aphthae. Herbal and polyherbal medicines will alleviate pain, induce healing, prevent infection, and lessen inflammation in aphthous ulcers without any adverse effects. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of Jati Ghrita and 1% chlorhexidine gluconate and its comparison on aphthous stomatitis patients.Materials and methods: A randomized control trial is carried out in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Dattatray Ayurvedic Rasashala.The study population consisting of 30 patients with Aphthous stomatitis is divided randomly into two groups i.e.,Jati Ghrita and 1% Chlorhexidine gluconate, each group consisting of 15 patients.The intergroup comparison is done by independent sample t test. Results: Jati Ghrita is found to be effective in faster healing of aphthous stomatitis with reduction in pain. Jati is found to be more effective than 1% chlorhexidine gluconate. Conclusion: Jati has good medicinal properties and ghee accelerates wound healing so combination of this was found to be effective for treating aphthous ulcers. It is advised to use these natural treatments in place of conventional medicine method in the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis due to the affordability, accessibility, and lack of potential side effects of these herbal treatments.
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