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Eur J Dent. 2013 Jan;7(1):28-34.

Clinical effect of a gel containing Lippia sidoides on plaque and gingivitis control.

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Department of Periodontics, Dental School, University of Fortaleza, BRAZIL.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This parallel controlled clinical trial evaluated the effect of a gel containing Lippia sidoides essential oil on plaque and gingivitis control.

METHODS:

Thirty patients (n=30) were randomly selected and allocated into three groups: Lippia sidoides (LS, n=10), chlorhexidine (CLX, n=10) or placebo (control, n=10). Plaque and bleeding index were recorded at baseline and after three months. All volunteers were instructed to brush with the gel three times a day throughout the experiment period.

RESULTS:

There was a significant reduction on plaque and gingivitis in the test groups (P<.05), but no statistically significant difference was observed between them (P>.05).

CONCLUSION:

A gel preparation containing 10% Lippia sidoides essential oil was an efficient herbal antiplaque and antigingivitis agent.

KEYWORDS:

Dental plaque; Lippia sidoides; chlorhexidine; gingivitis

PMID:
23408652
PMCID:
PMC3571506
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