Effect of the examination stress on periodontal health status and salivary IL-1β among Iraqi dental students

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14/5/2017 12:22 PM

Effect of the examination stress on periodontal health status and salivary IL-1β among Iraqi dental students



Athraa A. Mahmood, B.D.S.
Leka'a M. Ibrahim, B.D.S., M.Sc.


ABSTRACT

Background: Periodontal diseases (PD) are common chronic inflammatory diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms colonizing the gingival area and inducing local and systemic elevations of pro-inflammatory cytokines resulting in tissue destruction by a destructive inflammatory process. Stress was considered as one of the important risk factors that cause many inflammatory diseases including PD. The purpose of this study wasto determines and compares clinical periodontal parameters (PLI, GI and BOP), stress level and salivary IL-1β level among dental students before, during and after mid-year exam, also to find the correlation among stress, IL-1β and clinical periodontal parameters.



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