Study of Salivary Stones
a Nanotechnology Centre, Technical University, Ostrava, b Faculty Hospital, Ostrava, c Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Technical University, Ostrava
Keywords: salivary stones, sialoliths, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, differential thermal analysis
Forty samples of salivary stones were studied by IR spectroscopy, SEM, DTA and X-ray powder diffraction. A procedure for their analysis was developed. Micro- and nanometric spherical particles were observed on the stone surface, which indicates their gradual growth. The mentioned methods have proved the same hydroxyapatite composition of the studied stones. 63 % of them contained various toxic metals such as Pb, Ti and Zn. The presence of metals on the stone surface proved the negative effect of environmental pollution on human health.
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