Salivary Selenium and Glutathione Peroxidase among Group of Pregnant Women in Relation to Periodontal Condition
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Salivary Selenium and Glutathione Peroxidase among Group of Pregnant Women in Relation to Periodontal Condition

Sarar Nassir Al-Najjar, Baydaa Hussein

Background pregnant women experienced pronounced oral changes. Saliva composition particularly the antioxidants showed significant changes among pregnant women. Aim The aims of this study were to assess the level of salivary antioxidants (glutathione peroxidase and selenium). Additionally, periodontal health was assessed among a group of pregnant women in comparison with non-pregnant women. Subjects, materials and methods The study group consisted of sixty pregnant women, they were divided into three equal groups according to trimester (20 pregnant women for each trimester), and they were selected randomly from the Maternal and Child Health Care Centers in Baghdad city, their age range was 20-25 years. In addition to 60 newly married non-pregnant women as a control group and matched with age. Collection of unstimulated salivary samples was carried out under standardized conditions. Periodontal status was evaluated using the gingival index, periodontal pocket depth. The salivary samples were analyzed to determine the level of salivary antioxidants (glutathione peroxidase and selenium). Result The data analysis of the present study found that the level of salivary antioxidants (glutathione peroxidase and selenium) were lower among pregnant women compared to non-pregnant controls with statistically highly significant difference between them (P

Keywords: periodontal diseases pregnancy glutathione peroxidase and selenium

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Pages: 1238 - 1244

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Sarar Nassir Al-Najjar, Baydaa Hussein, "Salivary Selenium and Glutathione Peroxidase among Group of Pregnant Women in Relation to Periodontal Condition", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART20178926, Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, 1238 - 1244

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