Correlation between pulp stones and serum calcium levels: a preliminary study
Keywords:Pulp stones, pulp calcification, serum calcium
Objective: To find the correlation between pulp stones and serum calcium levelsMaterials and methods: Intraoral periapical radiographs of 698 patients were retrospectively analyzed in the present study. The pulp stones were identified as the presence of a definite round or oval opaque or dense structures in the pulp space. Serum calcium levels were determinedby chemistry auto-analyzer.Statistical analysis was carried out by applying Chi-square tests with the Yates correction andPearsons Coefficient.Results: Out of a total of 698 individuals, pulp stones were identified in 242 (34.6%) of patients. In 376 males, 129 (34.3%) were having pulp stones and among 322 females, 113 (35 %) were having pulp stones. The association between gender (Chi-square= 0.2468, P= 0.6958), age group (Chi-square= 0.1986, P= 0.6732) and presence of pulp stones was not found to be statistically significant. No significant correlation was found between serum calcium levels and presence of pulp stones.Conclusions: The study did not report any significant association between occurrence pulp stones and serum calcium levels.
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