CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Dental Journal of Advance Studies 2020; 8(03): 071-079
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716316
Review Article

Oral Ulceration and Indian Herbs: A Scoping Review

Archna Agnihotri
1  Department of Pedodontics, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
,
Antervir Kaur
2  Department of Community Dentistry and Oral Disease Prevention, Eastman Institute of Oral Health, Rochester, New York, United States
,
Rosy Arora
1  Department of Pedodontics, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

Oral ulcers are one of the most prevalent oral mucosal diseases. The etiology of oral mucosal ulcers still has to be discerned as a variety of precipitating factors and causes have been implicated. Unless associated with some underlying systemic component, the condition generally takes 10 to 14 days to resolve, sometimes to recur soon. During the active disease phase, it affects eating, drinking and swallowing, thus affecting the quality of life. The treatment is generally symptomatic and is limited to the use of analgesics, antibiotics and topical application of steroids. The use of these over-the-counter drugs can sometimes lead to severe adverse effects. Herbal medicaments provide a safer and efficacious alternative to synthetic drugs. This article aims to review the most commonly used herbal medicines and investigate their efficacy in treating oral ulcers.



Publication History

Publication Date:
30 August 2020 (online)

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