:: Volume 17, Issue 5 (Foll Text in Persian 2005) ::
J Iran Dent Assoc 2005, 17(5): 15-22 Back to browse issues page
Traditional treatments of periodontal disease in Iran
Hasan Semyari *1, Mohsen Naseri, S.Shojaeddin Shayegh, Rahimeh Aliasgari
1- , Semyari@shahed.ac.ir
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Traditional treatments of periodontal disease in Iran

Dr. H. Semyari* - Dr. M. Naseri** - Dr. S. SH. Shayegh*** - Dr. R. Aliasgari****

* - Assistant Professor of Periodontics Dept. - Faculty of Dentistry - Shahed University.

**- Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Dept. – Faculty of Medicine - Shahed University.

***- Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics Dept. – Faculty of Dentistry – Shahed Univerisity.

****- Dentist.

Background and Aim: Periodontal diseases are highly prevalent among people. Considering the special attention paid by world organization for the development and application of tradi-tional medicine in the system of health – treatment services, the goal of this study was to iden-tify the valuable heritage of Iran traditional medicine on periodontal diseases and drugs.

Materials and Methods: Based on the bibliography approcal taken in the present study, the re-lated information was collected through the revision of valuable books compiled by conspicu-ouse Iranian authors which were kept in reliable centres such as libraries and research organi-zations. On the other hand, pharmaceutical – herbal companies were also investigated and the most recent information on the relationship between herbal medicine and periodontal diseases were obtained and analyzed.

Results: Traditional medicine of Iran is based on exact observations and experiences in the de-scription and treatment of periodontal diseases which, due to its natural origin, easy accessibil-ity and relative safety, can be considered as an important sources for modern pharmaceutical research.

Conclusion: It was concluded that periodontal diseases, along with their symptoms and signs and treatment modalities such as herbal medication, diets and simple surgeries were fully dis-cussed in Iran traditional medicine.

Key words: Iran traditional medicine – Periodontal diseases – Herbal medicine – Traditional treatment of periodontal diseases.

Keywords: Iran traditional medicine, Periodontal diseases, Herbal medicine, Traditional treatment of periodontal diseases
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