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Ayu. 2012 Jan-Mar; 33(1): 92–96.
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Vranaropaka effect of Laksha Churna with Madhu on wound after removal of Danta Sharkara
Mridulata Maurya and Dinesh K. Maurya1
Lecturer, Department of Shalakya Tantra, GJ Patel Ayurveda College, New Vallabha Vidya Nagar, Anand, Gujarat, India
1Professor and Head, Department of Shalakya Tantra, SKD Government Ayurveda College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Address for correspondence: Dr. Mridulata Maurya, D/O Dr. Radhey Shyam Maurya,305-E, Nakaha No. 1, Teacher's Colony, Naya Tola Basaratpur, Gorakhpur, U.P.-273 004, India. E-mail: drmridulata/at/
According to Sushruta, disease in which plaque formed on teeth and hardened by the action of deranged Vayu, lies in a crystallized form at root of teeth is called as Dantasharkara. According to Vagbhata, accumulation of dirt on teeth by not cleaning them daily or of Kapha dehydrated by Vata adhering to the teeth, becoming hard and emits bad odor is known as Dantasharkara (Tartar). Tartar manifests as a deposit of inorganic salts composed primarily of calcium carbonate and phosphate mixed with food debris, bacteria and desquamated epithelial cells which reduce the quality of whiteness and strength of the teeth. Teeth loss is also not uncommon in tartar sufferers. Such deposits tend to destroy the healthy growth and function of teeth. It should be removed in such a way as not to hurt the roots of the teeth and then parts should be rubbed (Pratisarana) with Laksha Churna and Madhu. In trial group, management of tartar is attempted by local rubbing of Laksha Churna with Madhu on the surface of teeth and gingiva. Regeneration, repair and new attachment are the aspects of periodontal healing that are achieved by gingival physiotherapy on scaling wound. Pratisarana of Laksha Churna with Madhu is easy to apply, cost effective and free from side effects in comparison to systemic use of modern drugs.
Keywords: Dantasharkara, Laksha Churna, Madhu, Pratisarana, Vranaropaka
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