Salivary total protein and amylase levels in patients with gingivitis and chronic periodontitis
Anuradha Kanhere, Smita Swami and Sanjay Swami
Inflammation of gums and its supporting structure is known as periodontitis. As this is strictly related to oral health, it will ultimately be useful to study oral secretion with some of its biochemical parameters, which are usually studied in serum. The usefulness of this parameters to gauge oral health especially with reference to periodontitis was determined in present study. The study was conducted in Mumbai based dental college. The aim of the study was to evaluate the changes in the levels of total proteins and salivary amylase with increase in dental carries and to compare the same with healthy subjects. Students ‘t’ test was applied. The study comprised of total 90 subjects, out of which 30 had gingivitis, 30 had periodontitis and 30 normal healthy individuals respectively. Both were age and sex matched. The result showed response of salivary glands to periodontal disease by enhancing synthesis of some protein, thereby increasing the protective potential of saliva.
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Anuradha Kanhere, Smita Swami, Sanjay Swami. Salivary total protein and amylase levels in patients with gingivitis and chronic periodontitis. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):608-610.