Study of Salivary Matrix to Estimate Ovulation

Authors

  • Sonal Vahanwala
  • Crystal Miranda
  • Shweta Rode
  • Mandavi Waghmare
  • Treville Pereira
  • Sandeep Pagare
  • Reema Manoj

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocd.v9i1.13974

Keywords:

saliva, ferning, ovulation, menstrual cycle, pregnancy

Abstract

Introduction - The phenomenon of ovulation is a crucial phenomenon in evolution. Many modalities to
detect the same have been developed and time tested. Each of them have their advantages and linked with
some shortcomings. This article unravels one more physical property of saliva which is characteristic during
the menstrual cycle.
Aim - To study the salivary matrix in women during the course of menstrual cycle.
Materials and method- Early morning salivary smear was obtained from the subjects. They were made
to spit and spread the drop of saliva on slide and fix it using the alcohol spray. Each slide was labeled and
assessed under the microscope with 10X magnification. The slides labeled were assessed for ferning on first
day of the menstruation cycle till the beginning of next menstruation cycle.
Result - The salivary smear showed varied patterns in salivary matrix during the entire course of menstrual
cycle.
Conclusion - Ferning assessment is basically a qualitative test of saliva which will be evident around
ovulation. This test can be used to plan pregnancy. It cannot be used to prevent pregnancy. An appropriate
reagent or kit needs to be developed in order to identify this unique phenomenon.

Author Biographies

Sonal Vahanwala

Professor & PHD Guide,Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology,D.Y.Patil University School
of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Crystal Miranda

Researcher, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology,  D.Y.Patil University School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi
Mumbai, 

Shweta Rode

Researcher,Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, D.Y.Patil University School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi
Mumbai

Mandavi Waghmare

Professor & Head, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology,  D.Y.Patil University School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Treville Pereira

Professor & Head, Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, D.Y.Patil University School of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Sandeep Pagare

Professor, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, D.Y.Patil University School
of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Reema Manoj

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, D.Y.Patil University School
of Dentistry, Nerul, Navi Mumbai

Published

2021-02-03

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