Aishwarya Maganti, Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy, Srilatha Goothy, Gautami S Penumatsa, Ravikanth Manyam
Aishwarya Maganti1, Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy2, Srilatha Goothy3, Dr. Gautami S Penumatsa4, Ravikanth Manyam5
1Third Year BDS Student, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
2Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, R.D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Bio-Chemistry, R.D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
4Professor, Department of Periodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District,
5Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram,
West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
Volume - 13,
Issue - 2,
Year - 2020
Objective: The present study was taken up to establish the association of leucocyte count with dental caries. Materials and methods: A total of 100 young adults, (50 male and 50 female), were recruited in the study after obtaining the written informed consent from the participants. Dental caries was assessed following the guidelines of International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS). Differential leucocyte count was performed using Leishman’s stain manually following the standard guidelines available in the literature. Results: There was negative correlation between the dental caries and the neutrophil count. Positive correlation was observed between the dental caries and eosinophil, monocyte, lymphocyte and basophil counts. Conclusion: The study recommends the need for further detailed studies to understand the association between these two variables possibly to use the DLC as a nearly diagnostic as well as a prognostic method for dental caries management.
Cite this article:
Aishwarya Maganti, Sai Sailesh Kumar Goothy, Srilatha Goothy, Gautami S Penumatsa, Ravikanth Manyam. Association of Dental caries with difference in Leucocyte count. Research J. Pharm. and Tech 2020; 13(2):621-623. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00117.1