Analysis of saliva for periodontal diagnosis--a review.

  title={Analysis of saliva for periodontal diagnosis--a review.},
  author={Eliaz Kaufman and Ira B Lamster},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={27 7},
BACKGROUND This review examines salivary constituents as potential diagnostic tests for periodontal disease. Saliva is a fluid that is readily available and contains locally-produced microbial and host response mediators, as well as systemic (serum) markers that may prove to be an aid in the diagnosis of periodontal disease. METHODS A medline search was conducted and the relevant literature concerning the applications of saliva for periodontal diagnosis was reviewed. RESULTS Based on the… CONTINUE READING

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