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Oral Inflammatory Lesions and Presence of Mast Cells: A Pilot Study

Dr. Nawal Khan, Dr. Munaza Shafi

Abstract: Introduction: Cigarette smoking represents a major preventable cause of human disease. Smokers have significantly elevated risks of all cause mortality and developing a variety of pathological conditions. A direct causal relationship between smoking exposure and the prevalence and the severity of periodontal disease has been firmly established. The objective of the study was to evaluate the periodontal health status among cigarette smokers and non-cigarette smokers. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 subjects aged between 18 and 65 years were included in the study. Community Periodontal Index (CPI) score was recorded for each patient to assess the periodontal status. Results: Our results showed that smoking were significant factor associated with periodontitis as indicated by our CPI score of all patients. Conclusion: Our study clearly indicates profound effect of smoking on periodontal tissues as Compared to non smoker controls.

Keywords: Smokers, Periodontitis, Community Periodontal Index.

Country: India, Subject Area: Dental Science

Pages: 873 - 875

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Dr. Nawal Khan, Dr. Munaza Shafi, "Oral Inflammatory Lesions and Presence of Mast Cells: A Pilot Study", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 873 - 875

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