A randomized controlled trial evaluating antioxidant–essential oil gel as a treatment for gingivitis in orthodontic patients
To evaluate the treatment effect of an antioxidant–essential oil gel on orthodontic patients with generalized gingivitis. The gel contains the essential oils menthol and thymol and the antioxidants ferulic acid and phloretin. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients from the university’s orthodontic clinic were screened for gingivitis and randomly allocated into treatment and placebo-control groups. Each patient was evaluated at three orthodontic treatment visits (T1, T2, and T3).