The effect of desalivation upon pulpal function and dental caries in rats.
- Published Article
Journal of dental research
- Publication Date
Feb 01, 1980
The role of pulp and saliva in caries susceptibility and resistance was evaluated using a combination of endodontic treatment and desalivation. Evidence was presented that the pulp plays a major role in caries susceptibility. It is suggested that pulpal function is modified by hormonal factor(s) originating from salivary glands. In the rat, saliva appears to play a minor role in resistance to caries.
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