Assessment of dental caries and salivary nitric oxide levels in children with dyspepsia.

Affiliation

Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Near East University, Near East Boulevard, ZIP: 99138, Mersin 10, Turkey. [Email]

Abstract

The increase in nitric oxide (NO) levels in the oral cavity and saliva have been associated with various oral diseases; however, the gastro-salivary interaction of NO remains controversial. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine and compare salivary NO levels of dyspeptic and non-dyspeptic healthy children and to conduct an evaluation of its association with dental caries.

Keywords

Dental caries,Dyspepsia,Gastric diseases,Nitric oxide,Saliva,