Ayurvedic approach to Shitada (Gingivitis)- and its Management with Triphaladi Kwath Gandusha and Pippali Churna Pratisarna– A Case Report
Gingivitis is a reversible oral disease that refers to gingival inflammation induced by bacterial biofilms, also called plaque, adherent to tooth surfaces. In Ayurvedic classical texts there are many treatment modalities given e.g. Pratisarna, Raktamokshana and some internal medicine for systemic cause of Shitada. In present study we have discussed a case of 22 years old male patient came to our OPD with chief complaints of foul smell from mouth, bleeding from gums on brushing and spitting, generalised inflammed gums and blackish discoloration of gums from last two months.On examination of oral cavity; oral hygiene was fair, hallitosis, poor gums consistency, bleeding from gums,calculus was found.Ayurvedic treatment was planned and Triphaladi Kwatha Gandusha and Pippali Churna Pratisarna was started.