Oral Health Case Reports

ISSN: 2471-8726

Open Access

Volume 7, Issue 4 (2021)

Editorial Pages: 1 - 1

Gingivitis: An Overview

Rita Badigeru*

DOI: 10.37421/2471-8726.2021.7.26

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Review Article Pages: 1 - 3

Saliva: A Biosignature for Dental Caries

Dhake K*

DOI: 10.37421/2471-8726.2021.7.27

Dental caries curses major part of the world’s population; rectified as a widespread multifactorial disease. As saliva is frequently flowing fluid along the teeth and other oral structures; which plays a major role in developing and progression of dental caries. Some organic and inorganic components may protect teeth from the occurrence of dental caries. This occurs via several functions, such as clearance of food debris and sugar, aggregation and elimination of microorganisms, buffering actions to neutralize acid, maintaining concentration with respect to tooth mineral, participation in formation of the acquired pellicle and antimicrobial defence. Unassuming attestation is available on the associations between dental caries and several salivary parameters, including flow rate, buffering capacity and abundance of mutant streptococci. Despite some controversial findings, the main body of the literature supports an elevated caries prevalence and/or incidence among people with a pathologically low saliva flow rate, compromised buffering capacity and early colonization or high titer of mutant streptococci in saliva. Saliva has the potential to be used in the early detection and diagnosis of caries. This is due to the abundant biomarkers present in saliva.

Case Series Pages: 1 - 3

Glandular Odontogenic Cyst: A Challenge in Diagnosis

Kiran M*, Karahan N and Tayfun Yazici

DOI: 10.37421/2471-8726.2021.7.28

Glandular odontogenic cyst is a quite rare developmental cyst seen in the jaw area. Clinically, it is most commonly seen in mandibular anterior. Its prevalence is higher in middle aged and old males. In general, it is radiologically observed as a regular bordered uniloculated or multiloculated radioluscent lesion. It is important due to high post-treatment recurrence rate and wide distinctive diagnosis range. Our two cases diagnosed with Glandular odontogenic cyst were presented together with distinctive diagnoses in the light of literature.

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