International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018

Evaluation of Salivary pH and Microbial Load in Periodontitis Patients with Uncontrolled Type I and Type II Diabetes to that of Periodontitis Patients without Diabetes

Dr Mohammed Salman | Savita Sambashivaiah [2]

Abstract: Aim To evaluate the level of salivary ph and total bacterial count in periodontitis patients with type I and type II diabetes mellitus to that of periodontitis patients without diabetes Materials & Methods The study population consisted of 45 patients randomly allocated into 3 groups, Group I 15 subjects with chronic periodontitis alone. Group II 15 subjects with chronic periodontitis and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. Group III 15 subjects with chronic periodontitis and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Unstimulated saliva sample was collected. The pH of the saliva was determined using pH strip and total bacterial count was evaluated from the collected saliva sample. Statistical analysis was carried out. Results The results showed that the pH of saliva was more acidic in group II compared to that of group I as well as group III. Assessment of total microbial load in saliva showed statistically significant increase in the micrococci count in group III compared to group I and group II. Conclusion The results of the present study concluded that there was a significant reduction in the salivary pH in uncontrolled type I diabetes patients with periodontitis, compared to that of non-diabetic subjects with periodontitis. Total microbial count of micrococci in uncontrolled type II diabetes patients with periodontitis was more compared to other groups

Keywords: Diabetes, Periodontitis, Salivary pH, Microorganisms

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 3, March 2018,

Pages: 1446 - 1449

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