Cheiloscopy as A Potential Tool in the Prediction of Periodontal Diseases - A Cross Sectional Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 4472-4482
AbstractPeriodontitis is a common oral disease causing destruction of the periodontal tissues prevailing in the population. Early diagnosis and preventive measures can be taken to prevent the severity of the disease. The aetiology varies from exogenous factors such as environment, various local factors or inherited genetic aberrations. Early detection of the disease is essential to prevent tooth loss and also to decrease the chances of the patient’s morbidity. In recent years, demands for non – invasive and in-expensive adjunctive diagnostic techniques are increasing for early detection. With this in view, cheiloscopy, the study of lip patterns have been proved to be considerably efficient as an early diagnostic tool. The technique has proven valuable for screening and monitoring periodontal disease. Awareness should be created in public in employing screening methods that are non-invasive, robust and economic thereby it would enhance early detection of periodontitis which gives a positive impact on patient’s well being. The cross sectional study was an attempt to correlate the occurrence Periodontitis in an individual, with their lip print to assess whether these investigation tools can be used to predict the occurrence of these diseases at an early by considering it as a genetic marker.
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