Swarna Chakrapani

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BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking is an established and modifiable risk factor for periodontitis. Periodontitis appears to be dose-dependent on smoking. The purpose of this study was to assess a reliable marker of tobacco smoke exposure (salivary cotinine) chairside and to confirm the quantitative association between smoking and chronic periodontitis. (More)
Background and Objectives – The aim of the study is to compare the plaque removal efficacy of five commercially available tooth brushes. Materials & Methods –The study group consisted of 75 subjects with age ranging 17 to 27 years distributed into five groupsGroup A [Colgate Supershine], Group B [Colgate Zig zag], Group C [Oral B Allrounder], Group D [Oral(More)
Imaging forms an integral component for diagnosis of dental and in specific periodontal diseases. To date, intra-oral radiographic techniques are the main non-invasive diagnostic aids for the detection and assessment of internal changes in mineralized periodontal tissues like alveolar bone. These analog radiographic techniques suffer from inherent(More)
AIM The aim of this study is to determine the morphological features and morphometrics of mental foramen with reference to surrounding anatomical landmarks in Coastal Andhra population of Andhra Pradesh State. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two-hundred and nineteen dry dentate and edentulous mandibles are examined in this study. Out of these 127 were dentate and(More)
UNLABELLED Tooth mobility can be assessed by both subjective and objective means. The use of subjective measures may lead to bias and hence it becomes imperative to use objective means to assess tooth mobility. It has also been observed that hormonal fluctuations may have significantly influence tooth mobility. AIMS The study was undertaken to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and microbiological effects of the local and sub-gingival application of a hyaluronan gel on scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of moderate generalized chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this split mouth study, 72 teeth in 18 patients with generalized chronic(More)
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