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The Effect of New Formula (Nut Meg Extract) As A Mouth Wash Compared With Chlorhexidine Mouth Wash

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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2007 in the subject Medicine - Dentistry, grade: none, University of Mosul (Dental college), language: English, abstract: Aims: To compare the anti-plaque and anti-inflammatory effects of new mouth rinse (nut meg) to the conventional chlorhexidine anti-inflammatory and anti-plaque effects (in vivo study). Materials and Methods: Sixteen dental students in the final year participated in this study (2 females and 14 males) aged 22-23 years (mean 22.5 years). A double blind study was carried out by measuring plaque index, modified gingival index and bleeding index pre-treatment and post-treatment with the two mouth rinses (nut meg and chlorhexidine). The same volunteers were participated in the two test periods and each period lasted 5 days with a wash out twice daily. Deterioration rate for each parameter was derived and used ass a unit of analysis. Results: The new mouth rinse (nut meg extract) had a significant anti-plaque and anti-inflammatory effects (measured by reduction in bleeding index), which was nearly equivalent to the anti-plaque and anti-inflammatory effects of chlorhexidine. No significant difference was noticed between post-treatment group (p > 0.05) of the two mouth rinses regarding plaque and bleeding indices. Conclusion: The nut meg extract mouth rinse had anti-inflammatory effect which encourage its use in dentistry as a new mouth rinse for the treatment of gingivitis. Key Words: Nut meg, herbal extract, anti-inflammatory effect.

Amer A. Taqa: Professor at Dental Basic Science, College dentistry, Mosul University, Iraq. Have PhD degree in Dental chemistry. He has published more 100 researches papers in national and international academic journals and authored 22 books. His research interests include dental chemistry, medical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. He is editorial member in more than 140 international journals. He Nominated as a member of the organizing committees for a number of international and local conferences. E-mail: amertaqa@hotmail.com Publons: https://publons.com/a/331136 ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3104-0078