Natural Oral Care in Dental Therapy
1. Edition April 2020
448 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, stronger antibiotics are reserved for serious active infection, paving the way for a greater use of herbal antibiotics. This book helps dentists in implementing safe and effective natural medicine therapies to complement the current practice guidelines.
Oral diseases continue to be a major health problem world-wide. Oral health is integral to general well-being and relates to the quality-of-life that extends beyond the functions of the craniofacial complex. The standard Western medicine has had only limited success in the prevention of periodontal disease and in the treatment of a variety of oral diseases.
The dentist needs to be more informed regarding the use, safety and effectiveness of the various traditional medicines and over-the-counter products.
Herbal extracts have been used in dentistry for reducing inflammation, as antimicrobial plaque agents, for preventing release of histamine and as antiseptics, antioxidants, antimicrobials, antifungals, antibacterials, antivirals and analgesics. They also aid in healing and are effective in controlling microbial plaque in gingivitis and periodontitis and thereby improving immunity.
The 26 chapters in this unique book explore all the measures to utilize the natural oral care obtained from plants, animals and mineral drugs for dental care.
Prabhu Raj Singh obtained his Master of Dental Surgery in Prosthodontics from Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Science, Lucknow in 2017. He is working in Sinhgad Education Society as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.
Kamal Shah has more than 14 years of research and teaching experience and currently is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, GLA University, Mathura, India. He has completed B.Pharma from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (M.P.) in 2003. He was gold medalist in B.Pharm., M.Pharm. from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sagar University, Sagar, India and PhD from APJ Kalam University Lucknow, India. He has written more than 30 articles published in national and international journals and 6 book chapters.
Nagendra Singh Chauhan obtained his M.Pharm, Ph.D from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar in 2006 and 2011. He is currently working as a Senior Scientific Officer Grade-II and Government Analyst at the Drugs Testing Laboratory Avam Anusandhan Kendra, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has professional expertise in natural product isolation and phytopharmacology. He has written more than 50 articles published in national and international journals, 22 book chapters and edited one book. He has citations of more than 1400 with h-index 21 and i10 index of 32 (Google scholar) and Scopus h-index 15; 669 citations.