Comparative Clinical

Aeeza Malik                           BDS, MDS

Marium Aftab                        MBBS

Malik Saleem Shaukat         BDS, MSc

Basil Khalid                           BDS, M.Phil

Marij Hameed                        BDS, MSc

Razia A. Ahmed                     MBBS, MCPS, MRCOG

OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effects of Salvadora persica oral rinse and commercial Phenolic mouth wash on oral health status of socially deprived madrasa girls after six months of a triple blind randomized clinical trial.
METHODOLOGY: Girls aged 18-22 years living permanently in a madrasa of Multan city were recruited. After determining the sample size and trial duration participants were randomized into group A and Group B and were provided with freshly Salvadora persica oral rinse and commercial Phenolic mouth washes respectively. Pre, mid and post-interventional examinations were executed by a single, blind and calibrated examiner using Turesky Quigley Hein Plaque and Loe and Silness Gingival indices. Statistical analysis was carried out by descriptive statistics, two sample independent t-tests and ANOVA. The p-value of <0.05 was considered significant at 95 % confidence level and 80% power.
RESULTS: Sixty subjects were enrolled for the present trial. The mean age of the participants was found out to be 21.5±0.76 years. No statistically significant difference was identified between the mean Plaque and Gingival scores of the two interventional groups at any of the examination phase.
CONCLUSION: Salvadora persica oral rinse is suggested to be equally effective as the commercial Phenolic mouth wash for the control of plaque deposition and prevention of gingival inflammation.
KEYWORDS: Dental plaque, Gingivitis, Miswak, Mouthwash
HOW TO CITE: Malik A, Aftab M, Shaukat MS, Khalid B, Hameed M, Ahmed RA. Comparative clinical effects of salvadora persica oral rinse and a phenolic commercial mouth wash on human oral health; An invivo randomized trial. J Pak Dent Assoc 2021;30(2):87-93.
Received: 20 April 2020, Accepted: 14 February 2021
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