Unani System of Medicine in Dentistry–A Review

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Year : 2021 | Volume : | Issue : 2 | Page : 27-35

    Sumit Munjal

  1. Seema Munjal

  1. Professor, Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Studies & Technologies, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. M.D.S., Department of Prosthodontics, Faces n Braces Dental Research Centre, New Delhi, Ex-Post GraduateStudent, Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Karnataka, India


The dental afflictions are indubitably the most important global infectious diseases. Herbal medicines along with the extracts from the plants together are used for orofacial ailments since the time immemorial. Disease management in any discipline whatsoever rests on proper diagnosis, which in turn is dependent upon assiduous observation of the patient’s complaint and temperament. Unani medicine is no exception; ergo, is looked upon as a welcome pragmatic chemotherapeutic approach. The approach is relatively cheaper, safer and easily accessible by and large juxtaposing with current conventional modality. Electronic and manual search was conducted for individual plants or mixtures of plants consistent with the philosophy of Unani medicine using pertinent keywords in MEDLINE, Wiley Online Library, AYUSH Research Portal, and Systematic Reviews in Unani, Web of Science, Indus Medicus and Google Scholar from 2015 to 2020 present to include 49 studies in the end.

Keywords: Unani system of medicine, Unani philosophy, oral disease, herbal, AYUSH, dentistry

[This article belongs to Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(joayush)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 10
Issue 2
Received April 23, 2021
Accepted May 19, 2021
Published July 23, 2021