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DOI: 10.21276/amdr.2016.2.1.04
Comparison of Bacterial Proportion in Patients Consuming Nicotine and Patients not Consuming Nicotine in Oral Cavity

Jan-June 2016 | Vol 2 | Issue 1 | Page :15-17

R.Priyanka1*, Muralidharan2

1*IV yr BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Poonamallee, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,
2Professor, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Poonamallee, Chennai, India.

How to cite this article: R.Priyanka, Muralidharan. Comparison of Bacterial Proportion in Patients Consuming Nicotine and Patients not Consuming Nicotine in Oral Cavity. Adv Med Dent Res 2016; Jan-Jun; 2(1); 15-17. DOI: 10.21276/amdr.2016.2.1.04


Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the bacterial proportion in patients consuming nicotine and patients not consuming nicotine in respect to the oral cavity.

Materials and Methods: The salivary samples of 20 patient consuming nicotine products such as bede, cigarettes etc and patients not consuming any nicotine products were added in the study as control group. Samples were collected only from male patients above 25 years of age. Samples were collected in sterile disposable containers and diluted in sterile saline in the ratio of 1:40 dilution (50 micro liters of saliva was diluted in 2 ml of saline), inoculated and incubated for 24 hrs. The total count as well as the S.mutans count were evaluated.

Results: The study showed reduction in the s. mutans proportion in the patients consuming nicotine products as the nicotine substitute present inhibits the growth of the gram positive organisms. The total count showed a increase in the proportion in nicotine consuming patient.

Keywords: : Nicotine, Bacterial proportion, S. Mutans. .

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