Role of Saliva as Biomarkers for Periodontal Diagnosis

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Published: Saturday, 07 March 2015 13:44 Written by 

Saliva is used to describe the combined fluids present in the mouth. However in strict sense this word refers only to the hypnotic, watery fluid secreted by the major and minor salivary glands. Saliva is not only a pleasant lubricant which makes oral functions such as speech, mastication and swallowing easier, but also a fluid with many important functions in the maintenance of oral, general and metabolic health of the mouth as a whole. Saliva is a complex fluid which serves many important functions in the oral cavity that also contributes to the quality of life of an individual. In the recent past, research on saliva have been directed towards better understanding of the potential of saliva as an aid in the diagnosis of several diseases where presence/absence or a change of one or more of its constituents can act as a marker. Saliva is a fluid that can be easily collected non-invasively, contain locally derived and systemically derived markers of periodontal disease hence may offer the basis for patient specific diagnosis for periodontal disease. This review article emphasis on Role of saliva as a Biomarker for Periodontal Diagnosis

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