ANALYSIS OF SALIVARY CHANGES WITH RELATION TO ORAL DRYNESS AMONG PATIENTS OF THYROID DYSFUNCTION
Saliva is fundamental to keep up adequate oral capacities, for example, grease, biting and gulping, discourse, oral pH adjust, taste observation, and regulation. Objectives of the study: The main objective of the study is to analyze the salivary changes with relation to oral dryness among patients of thyroid dysfunction. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Sharif medical and dental college during November 2018 to March 2019. The data was collected from 100
... d from 100 patients. The diagnosis of hypothyroidism was based on increased serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) >5 mIU/L and low serum free tetra iodo thyroxine (FT4) <0.61 ng/dL. Patient data were collected using a specifically designed form to record basic demographic data, complete history, thyroid profile, and salivary profile. We asked the patients not to eat, drink, smoke, or perform oral hygiene for 60 min before saliva collection. Results: The data was collected from 100 patients. Salivary parameters of control group and selected patients are represented in table 01. It shows that p value is significant in case of unstimulated salivary flow rate and stimulated flow rate. But in case of pH of saliva it's not significant. Conclusion: It is concluded that a factually noteworthy diminishing in salivary parameters, for example, buffering limit and stream rates. Henceforth, a patient with thyroid dysfunction ought to be subjected to customary dental checkups and legitimate preventive strategies ought to be utilized to guarantee great oral wellbeing and cleanliness status to the patient.