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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 55-58
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.55.58
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Salivary Cortisol Response to Different Dental Treatments in Kermanian Patients

G. Chamani, A. Gholamhoseinian and A. Hedayat

The physiological stress of different dental procedures (dental examination, dental prophylaxise, endodontics, restoration and tooth extraction) were determined in 62 healthy, non-smoking, non-pregnant kermanian patients with normal sleep pattern, age between 18 and 55 years (mean 32) with a salivary cortisol assay using radioimmunoassay technique. Expectorated saliva was collected at 4 time points: 10 min before the start of the procedure (stage A), 10 min after the patient was seated (stage B), at the end of the procedure (stage C) and 15 min after the completion of the procedure (stage D). Mean cortisol value for 248 samples at four different time points ranged between 12.62 to 24.56 nmol L-1. The differences among the mean cortisol levels within each treatment group, was not significant but they were apparent. Only in the restoration group, the mean cortisol level during treatment was increased in comparison to stage A (20.51±10.88 vs. 16.02±9.46 nmol L-1). [During stage B, in restorative group the mean cortisol level was significantly higher than that of the Endodontics (22.25±12.17 vs. 12.62±6.66 nmol L-1, p<0.006). After the completion of therapy the cortisol level in examination group was higher than the prophylaxis (21.76±6.32 vs. 13.86±8.81 nmol L-1 p<0.015). These data suggest that the adrenal response associated with restorative procedures was higher than the other dental procedures in Kerman.
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How to cite this article:

G. Chamani, A. Gholamhoseinian and A. Hedayat, 2006. Salivary Cortisol Response to Different Dental Treatments in Kermanian Patients. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6: 55-58.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2006.55.58






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