A radiographic correlation between smokeless tobacco and pulp stone

L Krishna Prasada and Elizabeth Issac

Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between smokeless tobacco and pulp stones by the use of radiographs.
Patients and Methods: 200 Intra Oral Periapical Radiographs were selected from 200 different patients visiting the KVG Dental Colleges & Hospital to check the pulp stones. Out of these 100 were chewers of tobacco products while 100 were non chewers of tobacco.
Statistical Analysis: Chi-square analysis was used to compare the frequency of occurrence of pulp stones between tobacco chewers and non tobacco chewers.
Results: Out of 100 radiographs examined among each groups, 11 cases of pulp stone were found in chewers, while 2 cases of pulp stones could find in non chewers.
Conclusion: Positive correlation was found between tobacco chewers and pulp stones.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.8466.1366