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Volume 7 Issue 8 (August, 2019)

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To assess salivary nickel level in patients with fixed orthodontic treatment
Manish Goyal, Monika Mehta, Happy Bajaj, Anmol Mahajan, Madhavi Goyal, Rishi Aggarwal

Background: Orthodontic appliances are highly biocompatible, although some side effects associated with the release of nickel ions have been documented. The present study was conducted to assess salivary nickel level in patients with fixed orthodontic treatment. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 15 subjects undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment of both genders. From all the subjects fasting salivary samples were collected in cold polypropylene tube. The assessment of salivary nickel levels was done using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Results: In group I, 8 males and 7 females were under fixed orthodontic treatment and group II had 9 males and 6 females. The mean nickel level in group I was 19.5 ng/ml and in group II was 13.2 ng/ml. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The release of nickel from fixed orthodontic appliances can be harmful. Hence a check in required to avoid complications.
Key words: Fixed orthodontic appliances, Nickel, Salivary

Received: 13 March, 2019                                         Revised:  10 June 2019                             Accepted: 12 June 2019

Corresponding author: Dr. Monika  Mehta, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Private Practice, Himachal Pradesh

This article may be cited as: Goyal M, Mehta M, Bajaj H, Mahajan A, Goyal M, Aggarwal R. To assess salivary nickel level in patients with fixed orthodontic treatment. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(8): 85-87.

 
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