Suresh Kumar Kasagani

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Gingival melanin pigmentation occurs in people of all races. Although clinical melanin pigmentation does not present a medical problem, demand for cosmetic therapy is commonly made by fair-skinned people with gingival melanin pigmentation. This problem is aggravated in patients with a "gummy smile" or excessive gingival display while smiling. Esthetic(More)
Turner's syndrome is a disorder in females characterized by the absence of all or part of a normal second sex chromosome. It is typically characterized by the combination of physical features and cytogenetics in females. Physical features include short stature, primary amenorrhea, hypogonadism, low hair line at the back of the neck, and digital anomalies.(More)
CONTEXT Preterm low-birth-weight (PLBW) infants are at a higher risk for a number of acute and chronic disorders. Studies point to an association between periodontal infection and increased rates of preterm birth, and pregnant mothers with periodontal diseases are at increased risk of subsequent preterm birth or low birth weight. However, the awareness(More)
Complete or partial absence of the second sex chromosome, with or without a mosaic karyotype, is detected in approximately 1 per 2,500 live-born females. Such a cytogenetic finding coupled with clinical features, such as short stature and ovarian failure, supports the diagnosis of Turner's syndrome (TS). It is typically characterized by the combination of(More)
Studies in the past investigated the role played by minerals in the etiology and/or progression of periodontal disease for more than four decades. Various host defense factors are present in the saliva. It also influences calculus formation and thus periodontal disease. Recent studies have shown a significant relationship between dietary calcium, serum(More)
AIM This study was conducted to analyze and compare the oral hygiene and periodontal status in patients with clefts of palate (CP) and patients with unilateral cleft lip, palate and alveolus (UCLPA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 120 cleft patients. Subjects were divided into two groups of 60 each. Group I - patients with UCLPA and(More)
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