Oil Pulling Therapy As An Alternative in Reducing Gingivitis Saverity.

F.M. Prasetio, Prasetio and A.S. Nurachman, Nurachman and R. Hudyono, Hudyono and E.M. Setiawatie, Erni Maduratne (2012) Oil Pulling Therapy As An Alternative in Reducing Gingivitis Saverity. Asia Pacific Dental Students Journal (APDSA), 3 (1). pp. 21-32.

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Oil pulling is an ancient medicine mentioned that is a widely recommended procedure in Ayurveda. For many centuries, it has been used extensively as a traditional folk remedy for strengthening teeth, gums, and the jaw and to prevent decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dryness of the throat, cracked lips and fixed loosened teeth. Purpose: The aim of this review is to discuss the mechanism of oil pulling therapy in improving gingival health. Reviews: In recent years complementary and alternative medicine is gaining popularity over conventional allopathic medicine because the products and practices used are natural and safe. The oil pulling therapy with olive oil may be the one of it. The olive oil, contains oleocanthal, may inhibits COX-2 enzymes and protects cavity from infection and inflammation by its antioxidant property. COX-2 is expressed in inflammatory cells and plays a key role in the tissue repair process. The olive oil also contains a main phenolic compound called Hydroxytyrosol (HT) that has antiatherogenic properties with powerful antioxidant activity and may inhibit the reactive oxygen species (ROS). The oil pulling therapy may significantly reduced plaque scores. The viscosity of the oil may inhibits bacterial adhesion and plaque co-aggregation. The bacteriosid effect of oil was shown as it may reduce the Porphyromonas gingivalis count in plaque and saliva after oil pulling therapy. Conclusion: oil pulling therapy may be beneficial in non surgical phase of periodontal therapy as it may modulate the detrimental host responses. We suggest to conduct a further scientific research and evaluation of this ancient health practice as an adjunct in periodontal therapy and host modulatory agent.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: oil pulling therapy, gingivitis, COX-2 enzymes
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: 02. Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi > Periodontics
F.M. Prasetio, PrasetioUNSPECIFIED
A.S. Nurachman, NurachmanUNSPECIFIED
R. Hudyono, HudyonoUNSPECIFIED
E.M. Setiawatie, Erni MaduratneUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Rudy Febiyanto
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2018 19:34
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2018 19:34
URI: http://repository.unair.ac.id/id/eprint/73302
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