CHANGES IN ZINC CONCENTRATION IN ORAL ENVIRONMENT AS A RISK FACTOR OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Risqa Rina

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Abstract

The Zinc (Zn) concentration was determined from salivary gland of Wistar King A (WKA) rats. The salibary glands are divided in to sub-lingual, sub-mandible and parotis. The Zn concentration was determined within 15-60 minutes of the control group. Further more at Zinc concentration in sub-mandible gland at 30 min restraint stress was increase (p<0.001), and decrease significantly at 49 min by restraint stress. By the way, Zn concentration in parotis gland was increase significantly (p<0.0001) after 60 min restraint stress. The results suggest that Zn is linked to oral saliva under physiological stimuli, and that Zn accumulates in the salivary gland during salivary enzyme activity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Dentistry Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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