Saliva as a diagnostic fluid offers distinctive
advantages over serum because it is collected non-
invasively by individuals with modest training.
furthermore, saliva may provide an economical approach
for the screening of huge populations. whole saliva could
also be used for diagnosis of systemic diseases, because it
contains serum constituents. Early detection plays a
crucial role in its prevention and progression. saliva may
be a reliable medium that mirrors periodontal health and
is easily obtainable for identifying periodontal
biomarkers in point-of-care diagnostics. This article
review explains the periondontal applications of saliva
and gingival crevicular fluid as a diagnostic tool. In
future we are likely to ascertain the increased utilization
of saliva as a diagnostic fluid.
Keywords : Saliva; GCF; Periodontolog.