Immadi Laxmi

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

Publications

  • Research Article   
    Clinical Correlation of Salivary Alpha-Amylase Activity versus Dental Anxiety Levels in Patients with Chronic Endodontic Pain
    Author(s): Immadi Laxmi, Sujith Kumar and Sindhu Ramesh*

    Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between dental anxiety, salivary cortisol, and salivary Alpha Amylase (sAA) levels in chronic Endodontic pain. Furthermore, the aim was to look into individual differences such as age, race, gender, any existing pain, or traumatic dental experience and their effect on dental anxiety. Materials &Methods: This study followed a cross-sectional design and included a convenience sample of 46. Every patient was asked to complete the Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and a basic demographic/dental history questionnaire. A saliva sample, utilizing the spitting method, was then collected in sterile containers. Samples were analyzed for salivary cortisol and sAA levels by Salimetrics. Results: Significant associations were observed between DAS scores and presenc.. Read More»

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