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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part A

Evaluation of antibacterial efficiency of different pulp capping materials method against E. faecalis and S. mutans: An in vitro study

AUTHOR(S): Shabir Ahmad Bhat and Ravinder Kumar Bhagat
ABSTRACT:Background: Pulp damage might be resulted from the leftover microorganisms in dentine after the cavity preparation. This damage makes it necessary to use pulp-capping agents with antimicrobial activity underneath permanent restorations. The present study was conducted to evaluate antimicrobial efficacy of different pulp capping material.
Materials & Methods: It comprised of 50 mg Biodentine and 50 mg MTA material. The antibacterial activity of Biodentine and MTA was evaluated by the agar diffusion method against E. faecalis and S. mutans.
Results: It was found that zone of inhibition against S. mutans was 3.2 mm and against E. faecalis was 3.4 mm with Biodentine material. It was 2.4 mm and 2.8 mm with MTA. The difference was non- significant (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found both materials effective against S. mutans and against E. faecalis. However, Biodentine produced higher inhibition zone than MTA.
Pages: 13-15  |  332 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shabir Ahmad Bhat and Ravinder Kumar Bhagat. Evaluation of antibacterial efficiency of different pulp capping materials method against E. faecalis and S. mutans: An in vitro study. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2019; 5(3): 13-15.
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