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A Critical Analysis of Dentation and Dental Care in Ayurveda

Masram Pravin1*, VedikaAde2, Prasanth Dharmarajan3 and Mridul Ranajan3
1Department of Kaumarbhritya, I.P.G.T. & R.A Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamangar, Gujarat, India
2Department of Shalakya, I.P.G.T. & R.A Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamangar, Gujarat, India
3Department of Panchakarma, I.P.G.T. & R.A Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamangar, Gujarat, India
Corresponding Author : Masram Pravin
PhD. Scholar, Department of Kaumarbhritya
I.P.G.T. & R.A Gujarat Ayurved University
Jamangar, Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 0288-2552014
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 16, 2014; Accepted December 15, 2014; Published January 02, 2015
Citation: Pravin M, VedikaAde, Dharmarajan P, Ranajan M (2015) A Critical Analysis of Dentation and Dental Care in Ayurveda. J Homeop Ayurv Med 4:175. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000175
Copyright: © 2015 Pravin M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Even though dentistry was not a specialized branch of Ayurveda, it was included in ShalakyaTantra (one among the eight branches in Ayurveda). Dentistry concerned with the diagnosis,prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth and including the repair or replacement of defective teeth was explained. Ancient scholars Charaka and Sushruta has not given complete information regarding dentation, but Vagbhata gives useful information about dentation and dental problems, including dentational disorder and its treatment. Acharya Kashyapa is the pioneer of this field. He gives more informative data about formation of teeth, milk tooth and permanent tooth. He also described the dental problems and dentational disorders in detail. Kashyapa enumerates the types of teeth (Rajadanta, Vasta, Damstra, and Hanavya.) along with number of milk and permanent tooth as 20 and 32 respectively. Few other authors also give some descriptive material about dentistry but not enough to gives elaborate descriptions. In this article a collection of data regarding dentistry from all Samhitas are done to give a detailed description as per ancient and modern parallels about dentistry. This article also highlights the review about formation of teeth, dental problems and dental care, with scientific analysis of the Ayurveda dental health and its incorporation into modern dental care.