Supernaturalism and oral health: a case report


  • Aravindh Swamy Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Scince, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Angelinteena . Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tagore dental college and Hospital, Rathinamangalam. Dr. MGR medical Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India



Superstition, Home remedy, Oral health, Kandankathiri seeds, Herbal smoke


Superstitious beliefs have frequently been observed among patients in our daily procedures. A belief that is not supported by scientific information is considered superstitious. Superstition is frequently used by traditional healers to treat human health issues and diseases, which puts them at odds with the medical community's use of evidence-based treatment methods. Dental and medical experts agree that this type of practice is risky since it is carried out by unskilled individuals using unsterilized devices in unclean settings. Certain customs that go against the advice of conventional medical professionals are harmful to the public's health. Depending on the sort of practice used, they may have an impact on the affected population's oral and overall health. Treating oral health requires thorough knowledge of oral cavity and any home remedies cannot cure it. This case report highlights a case of such misconception in treating tooth pain at home, which resulted in a tragedy that reported to the department of oral medicine diagnosis and radiology of Sree Balaji dental college and hospital.


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