IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr.S.Muthukumar M.D.S., Mrs.M.Diviya M.sc.,M.Phil,(P.hd)
Background: chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the periodontium caused by microbial infection. The BANA test is a simple chairside test which allows the clinician to quantify the amount of anaerobic periodontal infection. PISA quantifies the inflammatory burden posed by periodontitis to cause systemic inflammatory response. By comparing the BANA test values with PISA, the validity of PISA as a tool to quantify the amount of inflamed periodontal tissues can be analysed.