Shriya Khaira1, Priyanka Verma1 and Sunita Gupta2*
1Senior Resident, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad
Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Sunita Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Received: July 06, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020
Background: Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a progressive, premalignant condition for which multiple treatment modalities have been tried with partial success rate. Oil pulling is a newer treatment modality which involves swishing of oil in the mouth. Sesame oil has been used as it possesses antioxidative properties which prevent free radical injury to oral tissues.
Objective: To find a holistic, cost effective and permanent treatment approach with no side effects.
Materials and Methods: Twenty clinically and histopathologically diagnosed subjects of oral sub mucous fibrosis were treated by oil pulling procedure for 6 months. All subjects were instructed to perform oil pulling with sesame oil for 15-20 minutes every morning. The parameters recorded on day 0 and at the end of 6 months were mouth opening, tongue protrusion, VAS scale, cheek flexibility and gingival index. Intra group comparison were made using wilcoxon signed rank test.
Results: The pre and post treatment values for mouth opening, tongue protrusion, VAS scale and gingival index were statistically significant (p < .0001). No statistical significant difference (p = .228) was noted in cheek flexibility.
Conclusion: The result of this pilot study indicates that sesame oil pulling can be used as a treatment modality in the management of oral sub mucous fibrosis.
Keywords: Oral Sub Mucous Fibrosis; Sesame Oil Pulling; Mouth Opening; VAS Scale; Tongue Protrusion
Citation: Sunita Gupta., et al. “Role of Sesame Oil Pulling in the Management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Pilot Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.8 (2020): 109-113.
Copyright: © 2020 Sunita Gupta., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.