The Use of Arabic Gum in Treatment of Patients with Chronic Gingivitis: A Clinical Trial
Chronic gingivitis is a well known periodontal disease. Bacterial plaque plays a key role in the pathogenic initiation and progression of periodontal disease. More attention directed toward the use of herbal drugs to treat them. Arabic or Acacia gum as mouthwash pharmaceutical preperation used in this study to manage thirty patients complaining from chronic gingivitis, age range from 20 to 45 years old with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study was a randomized placebo controlled clinical trial. The patients followed at baseline, day 7th, 30th and 60th . Results show that Arabic gum mouthwash found to be effective in controlling dental plaque level and inflammation those causing periodentitis.