Role of Complementary Medicine in Periodontics

  • Anjali Kapoor Senior Professor and HOD, Department of Periodontics, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016
  • A. Rizwan Ali MDS Post Graduate student, Department of Periodontics, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Neha Saini Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016
  • Kompal Gautam BDS, MDS, Consultant Periodontist and Implantologist, Siyaram Hospital, Khatipura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 302010
Keywords: Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Periodontics, Periodontitis


Health care practices that are not a part of a country’s tradition and are not integrated into the dominant health care system are called Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The most common Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies include Acupuncture, Ayurveda medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, chiropractic therapy, Herbal medicines, massage therapy, biofeedback, Hypnosis, Meditation, Deep breathing exercises, Yoga and Tai Chi. The term ‘‘periodontal disease,’’ refers to both gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis follows gingivitis and is influenced by the individual’s immune inflammatory response which involves the destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth, including periodontal ligaments, bones, and soft tissues. Periodontitis demands serious concern because it is a direct cause of tooth mortality. Alternative medications, which are having many beneficial properties, are a good choice for the prevention or treatment of oral diseases without any side effects. In a developing country such as India, several people cannot even afford their daily basic expenses, and for them, these alternative medicines will be a boon.


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How to Cite
Kapoor, A., Ali, A. R., Saini, N., & Gautam, K. (2021). Role of Complementary Medicine in Periodontics. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, 7(2).