Article Type : Research Article
Volume : 5
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2395-499X
Print ISSN : 2395-4914
Article First Page : 20
Article End Page : 22
Aim: The present research aimed at assessing the relation between salivary LDH and periodontal status of the individual among people residing in Madurai.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was undertaken to assess and compare the periodontal status and lactate dehydrogenase level among the people residing in Madurai city. The total study subjects were 75. The sample size was calculated from the results of pilot study. The duration of the study was 1 month which was conducted in May 2018. The subjects were included after obtaining the informed consent. The study subjects were randomly selected among the residents of Madurai city. The subjects aged 18 – 60 years were included in the study.
Results: In the present study about 74% of the subjects have poor periodontal status and 26% had good periodontal status. According to the LDH value obtained in the present study 66% of the subjects had high level and 34% had normal level. Among those 75 subjects 25 were smokers, 25 were passive smokers and 25 were healthy people without any oral habits.
Conclusion: The present study is an evidence that the level of salivary enzyme LDH are raised in the condition such as periodontitis.
Keywords: Periodontitis, Salivary lactate dehydrogenase, Biomarker, Smoker.