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[Padma 28 in the treatment of chronic dental pulpitis: an observational case study in 49 patients].
- March 2006
- Forschende Komplementärmedizin / Research in Complementary Medicine 13 Suppl 1:28-30
AbstractIn 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-ray either. 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? 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. 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. 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.