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2015 | July-December | Volume 6 | Issue 2

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Editorial

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/johsr-6-2-iv  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rithesh Kulal, Shashwati Paul, Savita Sambhashivaiah, Shilpa Shivanand

Influence of Professional Oral Hygiene Procedures on Plasma Glucose Levels of systemically Healthy Individuals: A Short-term Study

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:29 - 32]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1016  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Aims

The treatment of gingival inflammation is associated with improved glycemic control in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to test the short-term effects of professional oral hygiene procedures on plasma glucose levels in systemically healthy individuals with periodontal diseases.

Materials and methods

Forty-five systemically healthy individuals visiting the RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital were randomly allocated into three groups, group I (gingivitis), group II (periodontitis), and group III (healthy control). The subjects of groups I and II were treated by scaling and root planning whereas the healthy control group did not receive any treatment. The plasma glucose levels were estimated at baseline for all the three groups. Plasma glucose levels were again assessed immediately following the oral hygiene procedures and at 1 week recall visit for groups I and II.

Results

All 45 patients completed the study. There were no dropouts. There was no statistically significant change in random blood sugar (RBS) level in group I (gingivitis) from baseline to postoperative whereas there was a statistically significant reduction in the mean RBS levels from postoperative to 1 week. In group II (periodontitis), there was a significant reduction in the mean values of RBS from baseline to postoperative and baseline to 1 week.

Conclusion

This short-term study showed that professional oral hygiene procedures are effective in improving the glycemic status of systemically healthy patients with periodontal diseases.

How to cite this article

Kulal R, Paul S, Sambhashivaiah S, Shivanand S. Influence of Professional Oral Hygiene Procedures on Plasma Glucose Levels of systemically Healthy Individuals: A Short-term Study. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):29-32.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Sahla Ambadi, Anuroopa Pudukulangara

Accuracy of Periodontal Screening and Recording as a Screening Tool for Assessing Periodontal Status and Estimation of Periodontal Treatment Needs and Its Comparison with Routine Periodontal Examination

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:33 - 36]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1017  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Aims

Conventional periodontal examination methods used for the determination of periodontal disease and assessment of disease severity, though precise and effective for diagnostic purposes, are time-consuming. The current study is aimed at checking the accuracy of periodontal screening and recording (PSR) as a diagnostic index in assessing periodontal diseases and to compare it with routine periodontal examination.

Materials and methods

Study population consisted of 100 subjects in which both PSR and routine periodontal examination and recording are carried out.

Results

It was observed that lesser time was required to record PSR index (mean: 2.20 minutes) when compared to routine periodontal examination (mean: 15.28 minutes). Also the probing depth and bleeding on probing had similar findings in all subjects examined (100%), whereas a 10 and 7% difference was seen with respect to presence of calculus and/ or defective margins.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that PSR is accurate enough as a diagnostic index and can be used as a time saving screening tool for periodontal examination.

How to cite this article

Ambadi S, Pudukulangara A. Accuracy of Periodontal Screening and Recording as a Screening Tool for Assessing Periodontal Status and Estimation of Periodontal Treatment Needs and Its Comparison with Routine Periodontal Examination. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):33-36.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Shilpa Shivanand, Navnita Singh, Shivaprasad Bilichodmath

Prevalence of Aggressive Periodontitis in Patients visiting the OPD of Periodontology, RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:37 - 40]

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Abstract

Introduction

The prevalence of aggressive periodontitis (AP) has been extensively studied globally. Limited information is available on the AP prevalence in the Indian population. Hence, a survey was undertaken to give a more accurate prevalence of AP in the population visiting the outpatient Department of Periodontology, RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Materials and methods

A total of 500 patients were screened to estimate the prevalence of AP. Thorough gingival examination, including bleeding on probing, was done to evaluate the gingival condition. The periodontal status was evaluated by assessment of clinical attachment level, probing pocket depth, and gingival recession. The subjects provisionally diagnosed with AP were referred to the Department of Radiology for further examination. The radiographic assessment involved full mouth intraoral periapical radiographs and panoramic radiographs.

Results

Out of the 500 patients screened, 8 cases (LAP-4, GAP-4) were found to be confirmed with the diagnosis of AP, giving a prevalence of 1.6%.

Conclusion

The prevalence rate of AP in the screened population is 1.6%. The higher prevalence of AP in the present study can be attributed to the fact that the population studied is hospital based because of the convenience. The prevalence of AP is highly variable and controversial globally and needs a concerted and systemic approach if this is to be settled.

How to cite this article

Shivanand S, Singh N, Bilichodmath S. Prevalence of Aggressive Periodontitis in Patients visiting the OPD of Periodontology, RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Bengaluru. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):37-40.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Nandita Ahanthem, Nikhat Gazge

Orodental Local Drug Delivery

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:41 - 46]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1019  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Ahanthem N, Basavaraju SM, Pachipulusu B, Gazge N. Orodental Local Drug Delivery. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):41-46.

CASE REPORT

Sumit Narang, Sunaina Shetty, Anuj Parihar

A Combined Interdisciplinary Expertise for the Treatment of Patients with Worn-out Dentition: Report of Two Cases

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:47 - 51]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1020  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Thakur P, Narang S, Narang A, Mangalekar SB, Shetty S, Parihar A. A Combined Interdisciplinary Expertise for the Treatment of Patients with Worn-out Dentition: Report of Two Cases. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):47-51.

CASE REPORT

Rithesh Kulal, Shashwati Paul, Anuroopa Pudukulangara, Savita Sambashivaiah

Report of an unusually Huge Fibroepithelial Polyp managed with Diode Laser

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:52 - 55]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1021  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Paul S, Pudukulangara A, Kulal R, Sambashivaiah S. Report of an unusually Huge Fibroepithelial Polypmanagedwith Diode Laser. JHealth Sci Res 2015;6(2):52-55.

CASE REPORT

Samba Siva Reddy, Amera Ayubi, Vinaya K Ramachandra

Esthetic Management of Melanin Hyperpigmentation using Diode Laser: A Report of Four Cases

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:56 - 59]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1022  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Reddy SS, Ayubi A, Ramachandra VK. Esthetic Management of Melanin Hyperpigmentation using Diode Laser: A Report of Four Cases. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2): 56-59.

CASE REPORT

Nagaraj Kalburgi, Apoorva Kamat, Jane Mary, Ankita Kotecha

Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma in Rare Site: A Clinicopathological Report

[Year:2015] [Month:July-December] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:60 - 64]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1023  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Koregol AC, Kalburgi N, Kamat A, Mary J, Kotecha A. Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma in Rare Site: A Clinicopathological Report. J Health Sci Res 2015;6(2):60-64.

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