Next Article in Journal
The Importance of Alliance between Hematologists and Dentists: A Retrospective Study on the Development of Bisphosphonates Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (Bronj) in Multiple Myeloma Patients
Previous Article in Journal
Angiogenic Effects of Secreted Factors from Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells
Open AccessArticle

Comparative Evaluation of Chair-Side Saliva Tests According to Current Dental Status in Adult Patient

Department of Operative Dentistry, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 11527 Athens, Greece
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 December 2020 / Revised: 10 January 2021 / Accepted: 18 January 2021 / Published: 19 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Restorative Dentistry and Traumatology)
Background: this cross-sectional study evaluated the correlation of commercial chair-side saliva tests with caries status in adults. Methods: teeth in 87 adults (20–40 years old) were clinically examined for carious lesions according to International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) criteria. The Decayed-Missing-Filling-Tooth (DMFT) and Decayed-Missing-Filling-Surface (DMFS) indexes at D1 (lesions 1–6 according to ICDAS criteria) and D3 (lesions 4–6 according to ICDAS criteria threshold and the number of active lesions, according to the Lesion Activity Assessment (LAA)) criteria were measured. The saliva parameters measured by chair-side tests were stimulated and non-stimulated saliva flow rate, saliva consistency, saliva pH, saliva buffer capacity, and lactic acid production. The statistical analyses performed were Student t-test and Mann–Whitney U test at a = 0.05 significant level. Results: the low resting saliva pH was related to a high value of DMFT (D1) index (p = 0.007). Conclusions: among the saliva parameters measured, the values of low resting pH are associated with increased DMFT at threshold D1. None of the chair-side available saliva tests evaluated can accurately underline the tooth carious status. View Full-Text
Keywords: caries; saliva; DMFT; lactic acid; buffer capacity caries; saliva; DMFT; lactic acid; buffer capacity
MDPI and ACS Style

Rahiotis, C.; Mitropoulos, P.; Kakaboura, A. Comparative Evaluation of Chair-Side Saliva Tests According to Current Dental Status in Adult Patient. Dent. J. 2021, 9, 10. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dj9010010

AMA Style

Rahiotis C, Mitropoulos P, Kakaboura A. Comparative Evaluation of Chair-Side Saliva Tests According to Current Dental Status in Adult Patient. Dentistry Journal. 2021; 9(1):10. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dj9010010

Chicago/Turabian Style

Rahiotis, Chris; Mitropoulos, Panagiotis; Kakaboura, Afrodite. 2021. "Comparative Evaluation of Chair-Side Saliva Tests According to Current Dental Status in Adult Patient" Dent. J. 9, no. 1: 10. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dj9010010

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop