Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205--208

Review of salivary diagnostics – A current scenario


Sadaksharam Jayachandran 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sadaksharam Jayachandran
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600003
India

Human saliva is produced by the three major salivary glands (the parotid gland, submandibular gland, and sublingual glands) and minor salivary glands. It contains several hormones, antibodies, cytokines, proteins, enzymes, and antimicrobial constituents that act as biomarkers. It also contains variable amounts of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF), mucosal transudate, desquamated epithelial cells, bacteria, viruses, fungi, food debris, microorganisms, serum, and some blood derivatives. Saliva has simple collection methods (non-invasive), handling procedure, reliable sensitivity and specificity, good cooperation from patients, and the possibility to perform dynamic studies. Salivary analysis can determine various systemic diseases, metabolic disorders, and infections. Hence, it serves as a potential diagnostic and prognostic tool with widespread clinical and research applications in various fields of science and medicine.


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Jayachandran S. Review of salivary diagnostics – A current scenario.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2020;32:205-208


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Jayachandran S. Review of salivary diagnostics – A current scenario. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];32:205-208
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