Athraa Mustafa Salih

Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Effects of the systemic administration and topical application of omega -3 polyunsaturated fatty acid on experimental gingivitis in rats.
    Author(s): Qayssar Riyadh Abdulrazzaq* and Athraa Mustafa Salih

    Introduction: Gingivitis is a reversible form of periodontal disease in which the inflammation is limited to the gingiva and no other supporting tissues are destroyed. Omega-3 PUFA has the most effective immune modulatory properties of all the fatty acids. Few studies have investigated topical usage of omega 3 poly unsaturated fatty acid in the treatment of gingivitis. Aim of the study: The present study was aimed to evaluate the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid on ligature induced gingivitis in rats through the immunological analysis for rat’s gingival tissue level of IL-1β. Materials and methods: The gingivitis was induced for rats by ligation around lower central incisors. Fifty animals with the induced gingivitis were divided into: Five animals were sacrificed at the first day after remo.. Read More»

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