Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002174
Title: Assessment of salivary PH and microbial growth in patients wearing complete denture
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Oral cavity supports the growth of various microorganisms due to the moist condition that it offers. Denture being a foreign substance aid in increasing the microbial growth, this, in turn, will decrease the overall health of the oral cavity. PH also indirectly affects the growth of these micro-organisms. Hence, there comes a need to assess the microbial growth for a healthy oral environment. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the salivary PH and microbial growth in patients wearing complete dentures. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 completely edentulous patients desiring replacement with complete denture were enrolled in the study after obtaining informed consent. The swab was used to collect the microbial sample in the lingual vestibular region in the mandibular arch and was cultured for different bacteria, and salivary PH was estimated using PH indicator strip. Patients were given CD and oral hygiene instruction. The microbial samples were obtained after 2 weeks of denture wearing, and same salivary PH and microbial parameters were estimated and compared. The microbial growth was expressed in colony functioning units. Results: A dependent sample t-test was used to estimate statistically significant differences. Results inferred a statistical significant difference between the Klebsiella, streptococcal, and Lactobacillus species before and after denture insertion with no statistical significance in PH. Conclusion: Microbial colonization increased after wearing denture with no drastic change in PH. Hence, proper oral hygiene measures are to be followed to maintain a healthy oral cavity in denture wearers.

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    Nirisha Sriram, Ashish R. Jain*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Nirisha Sriram, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Assessment of salivary PH and microbial growth in patients wearing complete denture
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (April)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (488-491)
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    Methodology: bacteria, salivary PH estimated, PH indicator strip
    Research Materials: 20 completely edentulous patients

Keywords

Bacteria Complete denture Fungi Microbes Salivary PH

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