Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 178--182

Are we telephoning ourselves to an upcoming danger?


Sreenivasulu Pattipati1, Ragha Geethika Velugubantla1, Praveen Kumar Balmuri2, Ramaswamy Pachigolla1, Tanya Khaitan3, Uday Ginjupally4 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, St. Joseph Dental College and Hospital, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, G Pullareddy Dental College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sreenivasulu Pattipati
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, St. Joseph Dental College and Hospital, Duggirala, Eluru - 534 003, Andhra Pradesh
India

Aims and Objectives: To evaluate the effect of mobile phones on salivary flow rate and protein concentration in parotid saliva by comparing the dominant and non-dominant sides of prolonged mobile phone users. Materials and Methods: Parotid saliva was collected simultaneously from both the glands in 50 healthy volunteers by using sialographic cannula. The obtained results were statistically analyzed using paired t-test. Results: Salivary secretion rate was significantly less on the dominant side of mobile phone usage. There was no such significance in protein concentration on comparing the dominant side with the non-dominant side. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was a change in the functional activities of the parotid gland in prolonged mobile phone users.


How to cite this article:
Pattipati S, Velugubantla RG, Balmuri PK, Pachigolla R, Khaitan T, Ginjupally U. Are we telephoning ourselves to an upcoming danger?.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2015;27:178-182


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Pattipati S, Velugubantla RG, Balmuri PK, Pachigolla R, Khaitan T, Ginjupally U. Are we telephoning ourselves to an upcoming danger?. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];27:178-182
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