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Year : 1983  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 149-152

Chicory extract massage in gingivitis

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Fifty patients attending Dental College and Hospitals (including private clinics ) at Ahmedabad. having gingivitis and bleeding gums, were advised to massage the gums with alcoholic extract of Chicorium intybus (chicory) roots, twice a day for three weeks.The gingival inflammation index was noted for each patient before starting the use of chicory extract and at the end of each week for three weeks. The analysis of the 42 turned up cases indicates the relief in the inflammatory and bleeding conditions of the gums consistently from day by day and week to week.


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