Evaluation of anti-inflammatory property of Aloe vera mouthwash on gingivitis
Nubesh Khan1, Binsu Sukumaran2, Bijoy John3, Gayathri Sasikumari4, Rohit R Thakkar5, Vinod Sargaiyan6
1 Department of Periodontology, AR Rass College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Al-Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam, India
3 Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Kothamangalam, India
4 Department of Periodontics, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
5 Department of Periodontology, Siddhpur Dental College and Hospital, Siddhpur, Gujarat, India
6 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Dr. Nubesh Khan
Department of Periodontology, AR Rass College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Al- Qassim.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Introduction: The Aloe vera has pharmacological actions which include antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic and immune- boosting properties. The purpose of this study was to evaluate anti inflammatory property of aloe vera mouthwash on gingivitis. Materials and methods: This study used 50 patients who came to a private clinic in Kerala, India, divided into 25 subjects in the test group and 25 subjects in the control group. Results: The difference is seen in the mean value of index in the subjects of scaling with the Aloe vera mouthwash of 0.97210.19543, higher than the mean on subjects without Aloe vera mouthwash of 0.76320.18754 (p<0.05). Conclusions: The use of Aloe vera mouthwash can decrease gingival inflammation, which can be seen from the gingival index score on all test subjects.