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PEREZ AYALA, Orietta et al. Effectiveness of the Mangifera indica L. extract in patients with edematous and fibroedematous chronic gingivitis. MEDISAN [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.6, pp.1023-1034.  Epub Dec 20, 2019. ISSN 1029-3019.


Periodontal diseases are the most common affections of mankind and they are defined as a chronic immunoinflamatory reaction of the protection or insertion periodonto.


To evaluate the effectiveness of the topic watery extract Mangifera indica L. as mouthwash in patients with edematous and fibroedematous chronic gingivitis.


A study of therapeutic intervention was carried out in 84 patients with edematous and fibroedematous chronic gingivitis, assisted in Mártires del Moncada Teaching Provincial Stomatologic Clinic in Santiago de Cuba, from November, 2014 to the same month in 2015. The sample was divided in 2 groups (study and control) of 42 members each one, treated with topic watery extract of Mangifera indica L. and with watery solution of chlorhexidine at 0.2 %, respectively. The patients were evaluated at the beginning, at the 7, 14 and 21 days of having begun the treatment. A survey was applied for gathering the data and the Student T test, homogeneity test and the chi square test were used for the difference of samples, with p <0.05.


The female sex, 15-19 years age group and mild gingivitis prevailed. In the control group just 38.0 % got better at 7 days of treatment.


The topic watery extract of Mangifera indica L. bark, was effective in the treatment of patients with edematous and fibroedematous chronic gingivitis and it was demonstrated that helps to the quick recovery of gingival tissues due to its powerful actions.

Keywords : periodontal disease; edematous chronic gingivitis; fibroedematous chronic gingivitis; Mangifera indica L.; antioxidant.

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