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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106-111

Evaluation of ayurvedic treatment modalities for oral lichen planus – A systematic review

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Subhadeep A Gupta
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 018
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_276_20

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Oral lichen planus (OLP), a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the oral mucosa, may cause pain or discomfort along with increased burning sensation. There are numerous treatment modalities available that have several side effects. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Ayurvedic management for oral Lichen Planus. Two sources of Internet were used to search appropriate articles which satisfied the purpose of study including PubMed and Google scholar. Studies which were done on Indian population, PubMed search including articles that were published between January 1, 2000 and October 31, 2019, Studies published in English or which could be translated to English, randomized clinical trials, controlled clinical trials and longitudinal studies with essential data on Ayurvedic approach were included. Patients having Oral Lichen Planus where ayurvedic approach was used for treatment. Out of 09 articles, included in systematic review, in almost all the studies improvement in pain, erythema and burning sensation were reported in score scale. Administration of topical herbal antioxidants and topical application of herbal medicines prove to be effective approach in minimizing the signs and symptoms of Oral Lichen Planus. Long-term use of steroids has many side effects while the herbal medicines almost have none. So, herbal medicines can be used for better efficacy with least side effects for OLP.

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