Proceedings of the 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)

Salivary Flow Rate in Human Population with High Radon Exposure and Its Correlation to Caries

Authors
Irmaleny Irmaleny, Soehardjo Soehardjo, Sri Tjahajawati, Nisa Nadiah
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Irmaleny Irmaleny
Available Online May 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.20How to use a DOI?
Keywords
saliva flow rate, DMF-T, caries prevalence, radon
Abstract
Radon is a radioactive substance derived from a uranium compound, it is odor-less and colorless. It can radiate an alfa beam which is capable of damaging the performance of the salivary gland causing decreased saliva volume. This dimin-ishes the self-cleansing ability of the teeth and encourages the development of caries. Our method in this research was observational and a cross sectional survey was used. There were 100 samples, consisting of 50 residents from Cipatat village and 50 residents from Gunung Masigit village. The research was conducted by measuring the salivary flow rate and the prevalence of caries in the two villages. The difference in saliva flow rate between residents in the area with high radon concentration, (0,231 ml/minute) and residents in the area with low radon concen-tration (0,467 ml/minute) was significant (p-value = 0,000, <0,005). The preva-lence of caries in the area with a high radon concentration (11.84) was significant-ly higher than that in the low radon concentration area (7.6) (p-value = 0,000, < 0,05). The correlation between the salivary flow rate and the prevalence of caries in the high radon content village had an r value of -0,043 and a p-value of 0,768. The conclusion of this research is therefore that there is no correlation between salivary flow rate and prevalence of caries in residents in the high radon concen-tration area.
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Proceedings
11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017)
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Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
May 2018
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978-94-6252-513-9
ISSN
2468-5739
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https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.20How to use a DOI?
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