Objectives: The objective of the study was to determine whether platelets count were changed in patients with chronic periodontitis as compared to healthy subjects. Methodology: A total of 154 systemically healthy subjects (73 periodontally healthy and 81 with chronic periodontitis) of age group 25-50 years were selected. Periodontal parameters including Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI), Pocket Depth (PD), Clinical Attachment Level (CAL) were measured. Venous blood samples were taken to analyze the platelet count. Result and Conclusions: The platelet count was higher in subjects with chronic periodontitis as compared to healthy but the result was statistically non significant.
Key words: Periodontitis, platelets count, hematological parameter.
Received: 10 October 2018 Revised: 22 October 2018 Accepted: 25 October 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Anju Gautam MDS, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dental sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Gautam A, Nagar AC, Dhiman NK. Assessment of Platelet count changes in patients with Chronic Periodontal Diseases. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(11):27-29.