The 10-Minute Evidence-Based Dentistry Column illustrates how to implement the evidence-based dentistry search process to quickly identify and apply the best literature to answer a clinical question. Through critical appraisal, the author of this article answers the clinical question: Is Oil-Pulling Useful in Treating Periodontal Disease? Examining the potential utility of oil-pulling as a treatment for periodontal disease and comparing it to conventional periodontal therapies. The study conducted an evidence-based search using various databases and keywords related to oil-pulling, periodontal disease, and oral health. The results revealed that oil-pulling is not a substitute for standard oral hygiene practices, and insufficient evidence supports its effectiveness in treating periodontal disease. Compliance issues with oil-pulling were also noted. Dental professionals are advised to be aware of this practice and its limitations.
Willey, Heather RDA
"10-Minute EBD: Is Oil-Pulling Useful in Treating Periodontal Disease?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
11, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss11/2
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