International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part B
Staphylococcus aureus count in salivary samples of patients treated with self-ligating prescriptions: A comparative clinical study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Faisal Arshad, Dr. Khadeer Riyaz and Dr. Suma T
The microbiota of oral environment includes colonization of a complex microbiota, which changes drastically when an Orthodontic appliance is introduced in the oral cavity. These changes are attributable to the increased affinity of the bacteria to the irregular surfaces of Orthodontic appliances. These factors stress the need for microbial control during the course of treatment than usual. The aim of this study was to determine whether staph. aureus count in lingual or labial prescriptions.
Methodology: 20 healthy patients satisfying the criteria were recruited for the study. Among these patients group I consisted of 10 patients being treated with Self-ligating Labial prescription and group II consisted of 10 patients being treated with Self-Ligating Lingual prescription. Salivary samples of all the 20 subjects were collected at various intervals. All the collected sample were cultured and the microbes were isolated and identified according to their cultural Characteristics and Biochemical reactions at T0 (starting of treatment), T1 (3 months after treatment) and T2 (6 months after initial treatment) intervals.
Conclusion: The count of staphylococcus aureus increased progressively during the treatment and was seen more in Self-Ligating Lingual orthodontic appliance than Self-ligating Labial orthodontic appliance.
Pages: 95-97 | 447 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Faisal Arshad, Dr. Khadeer Riyaz and Dr. Suma T. Staphylococcus aureus count in salivary samples of patients treated with self-ligating prescriptions: A comparative clinical study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(4): 95-97.