Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Comaprison of efficacy of 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate (hexy-mw) and herbal (hiora) mouth wash in controlling gingival and plaque index-a comparative study

Himangi Dubey, Vidhi Srivastava , Iman Baig, Swati Srivastava, Deepika Tewari 

ABSTRACT

Background: Microbial plaque is a paramount factor in initiation and progression of periodontal diseases. The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate (Hexy-MW) and herbal (Hiora) mouth wash in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 30 subjects age ranged 20-40 years of both genders. All subjects were divided into 2 groups. Group I (15) had subjects who were prescribed 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate (Hexy-MW) and group II (15) had subjects who were prescribed herbal (Hiora) mouth wash. In both groups, PI and GI were assessed. Results: The mean PI in both groups. In group I, on 0 day, the value was 0.02 which on 15th day was 0.11 and after 1 month was 0.17. In group II, on 0 day, the value was 0.03 which on 15th day was 0.13 and after 1 month was 0.19. In both the groups value increased but the difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). In group I, on 0 day, the value was 0.13 which on 15th day was 0.08 and after 1 month was 0.09. In group II, on 0 day, the value was 0.1 which on 15th day was 0.09 and after 1 month was 0.11. The improvement in gingival index in group I was slightly more as compared to group II at the end of the study but non-significant difference was observed (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Both chlorhexidine gluconate and Hiora found to be equally effective in controlling gingival index and plaque indeed in patients.

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