Assessment of Salivary Flow Rate and Carbon Monoxide Level among Smokers, Tobacco Chewers and Control Group

Authors

  • Manju J
  • Krithika C
  • Karthikeyan G
  • Karishma Chowdary M.V
  • Karthika R
  • Mugesh Raj S

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14336

Keywords:

Smoker’s, Tobacco chewer’s, Salivary flow rate, Xerostomia, Premalignancy, Carbonmonoxide level

Abstract

Aim: To assess salivary flow rate and carbon monoxide level among smokers, tobacco chewers and control
group.
Methodology: The study has total of 45 subjects, which were divided into 3 groups and 15 subjects in each.
Group A- smokers’ group, Group B- chewers’ group, Group C-control group. Unstimulated whole saliva
was measured by performing modified Schirmer tear strip test(MST). Smokerlyzer used for measuring CO
levels from exhaled breath.
Result: On analysing the data of SFR between smokers, chewer’s and control group, there was statistically
significant result at p value of 0.05 between all groups. On evaluating the co level in smoking group 53.3%
presented with higher CO level and 60% chewers presented with lower CO level. In control group 100%
were under no risk.
Conclusion: The salivary flow rate is reduced in tobacco users in either form. Since smoking group is at
higher risk monitoring of carbon monoxide level can be used as the important tool in motivating the tobacco
users to quit the habit.
Aim: To assess salivary flow rate and carbon monoxide level among smokers, tobacco chewers and control
group.

Author Biographies

Manju J

Senior lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital,
Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Krithika C

Professor and HOD, Department of
Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and
Reserarch Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Karthikeyan G

Junior residents,Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Karishma Chowdary M.V

Junior residents,Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Karthika R

Junior residents,Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Mugesh Raj S

Junior residents,Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai
Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Manju J, Krithika C, Karthikeyan G, Karishma Chowdary M.V, Karthika R, & Mugesh Raj S. (2021). Assessment of Salivary Flow Rate and Carbon Monoxide Level among Smokers, Tobacco Chewers and Control Group. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 366-373. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14336

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