Dr Qasim Niaz, Muhammad Hamza Noon, Dr. Muhammad Furqan Ismat Virk
Introduction: Saliva is fundamental to keep up adequate oral capacities, for example, grease, biting and gulping, discourse, oral pH adjust, taste observation, and regulation. Quantitative and subjective changes in salivary stream can trade off these capacities. Objectives of the study: The main objective of the study is to assess the salivary changes with relation to oral dryness among patients of thyroid dysfunction. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at DHQ Headquarters hospital Hafizabad, during 2019. Fifty thyroid dysfunction patients were enrolled in this study as cases along with 45 age-and sex-matched controls from the outpatient department (OPD) clinics of general medicine during the study of 2 months. Pregnant women and patients with a history of tobacco use and significant variations from normal body mass index were not included in the study. Results: Salivary parameters of control group and selected patients are represented in table 01. It shows that p value is significant in case of unstimulated salivary flow rate and stimulated flow rate. But in case of pH of saliva it’s not significant. Conclusion: The current study indicates a basic relationship of thyroid dysfunction and salivary gland work in thyroid dysfunction patients. The investigation demonstrated a factually noteworthy diminishing.