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Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 102-107
Introduction: Dermatoglyphic patterns are dermal ridge configurations present on the fingers, palm, toes and soles of human which are valuable in the diagnosis of many diseases associated with genetic disorders. Although the aetiology of dental caries and periodontal diseases is multi-factorial, we hypothesize that they may have genetic predisposition. We also evaluated its association with environmental factors like salivary pto assess any possible correlation.
Aim: This study aims to Compare Dental caries (DC) and chronic generalized periodontitis (CGP) with Dermatoglyphic patterns and salivary p.
Materials & Methods: One hundred patients were divided into group I (40 DC patients), group II (40 CGP patients) and group III includes 20 healthy controls. DMFT (decayed missing filled teeth) index (> 5) from group I, Russell’s periodontal index (2-5) from group II patients were taken. Finger print patterns by ink method and salivary p by p strips were recorded from all the groups and analysed with descriptive analysis.
Results: Group I showed more incidence of whorl patterns at lower salivary p than Group II and III which was statistically significant (p<0> Conclusion: The present study showed DC seen in people with more number of whorl patterns and periodontal disease with more ulnar loop patterns at lower salivary P. Larger scale studies are warranted to confirm our findings before applying dermatoglyphics to predict an individual prone to develop DC and periodontal disease in clinical practice.
Keywords: Dermatoglyphics, Dental caries, Periodontal disease, Salivary pH
How to cite : Aruna D, Prasanth T, Comparison of dental caries and periodontal disease with dermatoglyphic patterns and salivary p. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2021;6(3):102-107
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