Shannon Samuel

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, India


  • Research Article   
    The Impact of Sublingual Atropine Eyedrops on Salivary Flow in 7-17 Year Old Children during Routine Dental Procedures: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Author(s): Shannon Samuel44283* and Shaila Masih44284

    Objective: Salivation is a double-edged sword. It is desired for its protective function to the oral structures but undesirable due to the need for isolation during dental procedures. Atropine sulphate drops are known to decrease salivary secretion due to their muscarinic antagonistic activity. The present study was undertaken to quantitatively assess decrease in salivary secretion in children post administration of atropine sulphate drops sublingually, during routine dental procedures. Methods: A total of sixty children between the ages of 7-17 years were divided into two groups. Case group was given atropine sulphate drops sublingually in a dose dependent manner and control group received distilled water in a similarly calculated dose. The stimulated and unstimulated salivary flow rate was quantitatively assessed at three-time intervals (0.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.31858/0975-8453.13.10.672-677

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