[Padma 28 in the treatment of chronic dental pulpitis: an observational case study in 49 patients]

Forsch Komplementmed. 2006 Feb;13 Suppl 1:28-30. doi: 10.1159/000090734. Epub 2006 Feb 17.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Background: In the case of pulpitis the dentist has to differentiate between a reversible and therefore treatable pulpal inflammation and an irreversible damage of the pulpa, accord-ing to the clinical symptoms. From these one cannot draw conclusions about the effective histological condition of the pulpa. Early stages of pulpitis cannot be recognized by X-rayeither.

Objectives: By means of case studies in the course of daily dental practice the following questions are addressed:Is dental pulpitis an indication for the use of the Tibetan remedy Padma 28? Can a root canal treatment be prevented by administering Padma 28? What dosage is appropriate in this indication?

Patients and methods: 53 patients with symptoms of chronic dental pulpitis but without clear indication for an im-mediate root canal treatment were prescribed 2 x 2 tablets Padma 28 daily, for 15 days. 49 patients took the preparation,and the course of symptoms was recorded and analyzed according to a simple scheme.

Results: 27 of these patients(55%) were free of pain within 1 month. A total of 40 patients(81%) reached a pain-free state after a longer period. By now, in most cases observations have been made for a period of 2-3 years (maximum: 5.5 years). 12 patients (24%) remained without relapse so far for more than 3 years. These experiences allow to deduce possible indications and clinical symptoms for the use of Padma 28.

Conclusions: These results en-courage the use of Padma 28 as a complementary preparation with little side effects, in unclear cases of pulpitis. The clinical development can be observed without further treatment if the patient does not need pain medication. Most patients (>80%) showed a complete remission, positively affect-ed and expedited by Padma 28; root canal treatments or ex-tractions could be prevented. In many cases the improvement has sustained over observation periods of >3 years. Criteria for therapeutic decisions are proposed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Pulpitis / drug therapy*
  • Recurrence
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Plant Extracts
  • Padma 28