To determine the efficacy of lycopene as compared to multivitamin preparation in the treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis
Dr. Anjani Kumar Shukla, Dr. Ashok Kumar
Objectives: The study was done to assess the efficacy of lycopene in the treatment of Oral Sub mucous fibrosis (OSMF) among patients visiting Dental College in Garhwa, Jharkhand. Materials and Methods: Thirty OSMF patients were divided into two groups A and B, Group A, patients received combination of lycopene (16 mg) in divided doses. Group B, patients received combination of multivitamin preparation. Treatment outcome was evaluated on the basis of improvement in symptom score. Results: The result showed that OSMF patients receiving lycopene have more improvement in burning sensation and with some improvement in mouth opening. Conclusion: The results of the study clearly indicate that efficacy of lycopene is higher compared to multivitamin preparation.