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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 1 ( January-March, 2017 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of Turmeric Powder as a Pulpotomy Medicament in Primary Teeth: An in vivo Study

Rajiv N Purohit, Manohar Bhatt, Kanchan Purohit, Jitendra Acharya

Keywords : Anti-inflammatory, Herbal product, Pain, Primary tooth, Turmeric

Citation Information : Purohit RN, Bhatt M, Purohit K, Acharya J. Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of Turmeric Powder as a Pulpotomy Medicament in Primary Teeth: An in vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (1):37-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1404

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


Many plants with biological and antimicrobiological properties have been studied since there has been a relevant increase in the incidence of antibiotic overuse and misuse. In dentistry, phytomedicines have been used as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, analgesic, and sedative agents. Turmeric is used extensively in foods for its flavor and color, as well as having a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine, particularly as an anti-inflammatory and for the treatment of flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hematuria, hemorrhage, and colic. This article studies ahead with a new idea of using powdered turmeric as a material of pulpotomy procedure in primary teeth.

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