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Salivary flow rate and pH in relation to tongue surface variations

Author: Ameena Ryhan
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2007 Volume: 19 Issue: 1 Pages: 62-64
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Different tongue surface variations were seen among individuals. This study was aimed to see any relation between salivary flow rates, pH with these variations.
Material and method: A total of 43 females were examined for their variations on tongue surfaces. A flow rate and pH were measured for whole salivary gland sample for each student.
Results: Twenty four of cases (55.8%) showed normal tongue texture, 16 of them (37.2%) were with fissured tongue, while only 2 students with hairy tongue and one with geographic tongue.
Conclusion: A non significant difference was found between normal and fissured tongue regarding the flow rate and pH. While a significant differences was found between normal and fissured tongue regarding the mean age, that fissured tongue increased with age.
Key words: Flow rat, pH, fissure tongue. (J Bagh Coll Dentistry 2007; 19(1)62-64)

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Effectiveness of Intra articular Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Patients with Anterior Disc Displacement with Reduction

Authors: Farah Taha A. Alhussien --- Ameena Ryhan
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2017 Volume: 29 Issue: 4 Pages: 44-52
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDWR) is the most common form of the internal derangement (ID) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ). It is a painful progressive dysfunction and clinically characterized by reciprocal clicking due to shift in the disc anteriorly in relation to the condyle and fossa during mandible elevation. Minimally invasive therapy such as intra-articular injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used. PRP is a natural autologous product with a high platelet concentration obtained by centrifugation process to enhance tissue healing through several growth factors (GFs), which are released after endogenous activation. The aim of this study is to assess this technique which is increasingly used today as a safe, simple modality.Materials and Methods: sixty patients with ADDWR were participated (Females 41, males 19; age 20-39 years). Patients were divided into two groups; PRP was used as study group and conservative therapy was used as control group. 1 ml of PRP was obtained by a single step centrifugation. Pain, joint sounds and maximum mouth opening were clinically evaluated before and two months after therapy.Results: There was statistically significant improvement in pain score, clicking and maximum mouth opening in patients treated with PRP. No complications were recorded immediately and two months after therapy. Conclusion: This study support the effectiveness of PRP injection in treatment of ADDWR as a safe modality in reducing pain, clicking and increase mouth opening


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A Salivary α-Amylase Level in Relation to the Oral Health Parameters among Children in Baghdad City

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Background: Saliva is a specific bio-fluid with important biomarkers. Analyzing any alternation in these markers couldgive valuable information, in relation to oral health status parameters. The aim of this study was to investigate thelevel of α -amylase in unstimulated whole saliva of healthy, primary school children in relation to some oral healthparameters.Materials and Methods: A questionnaires consisted of demography and medical histories of participants were filledby children families. Saliva samples were collected for 5- minutes between 9:00 -11:00 AM from 114 healthy studentsaged 6-13 years, divided into four age groups. Flow- rate, Plaque and Gingival Index were assessed and dentitionstatus was investigated by DMFT/dmft using WHO criteria. Salivary amylase was analyzed in unite per litter, usingquantitative colorimetric amylase determination at 585nm.Results: A significant positive correlation was found between age and salivary flow-rate, (r=0.362, P < 0.001). Salivaryα-amylase concentration increased significantly with age (P< 0.001). For each one year there is an increase in age,amylase level is expected to increase by 5.2 U/L. A male gender is expected to reduce salivary α -amylase level by10.6 U/L compared to female, however the effect was not significant. Gingival index was positively, although nonsignificantlyassociated with salivary α -amylase concentration. DMFT showed a significant weak positive linearcorrelation with salivary amylase level (r=0.309, P<0.001), while deciduous teeth decay experience and plaque indexwere significantly and negatively associated with salivary amylase.Conclusion: Results emphasize the importance of salivary amylase, as a non-invasive biomarker in regulating oraland dental health status in children

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