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J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2014 Dec;4(Suppl 3):S193-8. doi: 10.4103/2231-0762.149039.

Estimation of salivary β-glucuronidase activity as a marker of periodontal disease: A case control study.

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1
Department of Periodontology, Best Dental Science College, Madurai, India.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CSI College of Dental Sciences and Research, Madurai, India.
3
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, CSI College of Dental Sciences and Research, Madurai, India.
4
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
5
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Chandra Dental College, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
6
Department of Conservative Dentistry, CKS Theja Dental College, Thirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Abstract

AIM:

The aim of the present study was to estimate the salivary β-glucuronidase level in healthy and diseased periodontium and to correlate the level with clinical measurement.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

70 patients were included in this study with the age ranging from 30 to 65 years. Both males and females were included. They were divided into two groups: Control having healthy periodontium (n = 20) and experimental having diseased periodontium (n = 50). The parameters recorded were probing pocket depth, probing attachment level, gingival index, β-glucuronidase activity in the saliva, number of white blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes count, and platelet count.

RESULTS:

It was observed that there was an increase in the level of salivary β-glucuronidase in the experimental subjects than in the control patients, and a significant positive linear relationship existed between salivary β-glucuronidase level and probing pocket depth in the experimental group.

CONCLUSION:

Level of salivary β-glucuronidase increases during inflammation in the periodontium.

KEYWORDS:

inflammation; periodontium; saliva; β-glucuronidase

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