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Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 10 Mar 2019 Turmeric can treat t ...

Turmeric can treat tooth ailments, says doctors

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | K KALYAN KRISHNA KUMAR
Published Mar 10, 2019, 1:19 am IST
Updated Mar 10, 2019, 3:18 am IST
The team used curcumin gel together with Endoflas, an obturating material used to fill cavities.
Dr Ambati Naga Radhakrishna, Dr Madhu Ghana Shyam Prasad and Dr Alekya Chowdary Menni of St Joseph Dental College, Eluru, reported the results of their research in Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. (Representational Image)
 Dr Ambati Naga Radhakrishna, Dr Madhu Ghana Shyam Prasad and Dr Alekya Chowdary Menni of St Joseph Dental College, Eluru, reported the results of their research in Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research. (Representational Image)

Vijayawada: A team of doctors from AP has reported that turmeric, known to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, can help in the treatment of certain ailments afflicting the teeth.

Dr Ambati Naga Radhakrishna, Dr Madhu Ghana Shyam Prasad and Dr Alekya Chowdary Menni of St Joseph Dental College, Eluru, reported the results of their research in Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research.

 

The team used curcumin gel together with Endoflas, an obturating material used to fill cavities. The mixture was tested on pulpectomy of primary molars carried out on four children aged between four and nine years. The team noted a decrease in inter-radicular radiolucency.

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