Neutrophil Count and Level of Interleukin-1β and Interleukin-8 in the Saliva of Three to Five Year Olds with and without Dental Caries.

OBJECTIVES Saliva plays an important role in prevention of dental caries. Neutrophils are the first defense mechanism of the immune system. Interleukins (ILs) can regulate the activity of neutrophils. This study aimed to assess the neutrophil count and level of IL-lβ and IL-8 in the saliva of children with and without dental caries. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING