Evaluation of salivary pH and flow rate among exam going students of Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences

Obrazek miniatury
Perumal, Raghupathy
Balasubramanian, Sasirekha
Subramaniam, Gokulapriya
Krishnan, Ishwariya
Shanmugam, Maheshwari
Santhosh, Kalaiselvi
Tytuł czasopisma
Tytuł tomu
Publishing Office of the University of Rzeszow
Introduction and aim. The central nervous systems control salivary pH and Flow; hence it is considered as stress biomarker. To correlate the relationships linking test performance and the cognitive along with affective aspects for the stress of the exams, flow rate and pH levels of saliva. Material and methods. Cross-sectional research was carried out on the day of their final exam and after three months. 90 dental college students provided saliva samples for measuring pH and salivary flow rate. The saliva was collected to measure stress, anxiety, and wellbeing. Results. Salivary flow and pH were increased in the after-exam period. This is mostly due to less threat, stress, and anxiety perception. Conclusion. According to this study, perceived stress can affect salivary flow rate and pH levels, which can be used to gauge the degree of physiological reactions accurately, conveniently, and affordably to tests and variable realistic stresses.
The ethical approval was acquired from institutional ethical committee of Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences KIDS/012/2021/II.
Słowa kluczowe
exam stress , psychological stress , salivary pH , salivary flow perception
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 21, z. 3 (2023), s. 534-538