Periodontal Disease and PhytotherapyPetrovic MS1, Kesic LG1*, Kitic DV2, Milašin JM3, Obradovic RR1, Bojovic MD1, Simonovic AA4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ljiljana Kesic
Dental clinic, Medical faculty University of Niš
Department for Oral Medicine and Periodontology
Bulevar Zorana Ðindica 81, 18 000 Niš, Serbia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 26, 2015; Accepted Date: March 03 2015; Published Date: March 10, 2015
Citation: Petrovic MS, Kesic LG, Kitic DV, Milašin JM, Obradovic RR, Bojovic MD, Simonovic AA (2015) Periodontal Disease and Phytotherapy.J Org Hyg Health 3:172. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000172
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Phytotherapy is used as an additional therapeutic method of treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease. Besides its therapeutic effects, it has a role in improving general immunity. Herbs and their extracts have antimicrobial, antioxidative and antiinflammatory effects. Aim of this review article is to give a basic overview of usage of herbal species in treatment of periodontal disease. Besides causal treatment for periodontal disease, which represents “gold standard'' of periodontal therapy, the proper combination of herbal species and their extracts can improve the usual therapeutic procedure in patients with gingivitis and periodontal disease.