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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

Assessment of microbial flora in root canals and periodontal pockets of non-vital teeth with advanced periodontitis

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Mansha Jeelani, Dr. Asma Altaf and Dr. Asiya Basher
ABSTRACT:Background: The present study assessed microbial flora in root canal and periodontal pocket in advanced periodontitis.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted on 20 teeth in 15 patients of both genders. Bacterial colonies were assessed by both culture and interference microscopy.
Results: There were 31.2% cocci in root canal and 30% in periodontal pocket, rods were 22.5% in root canal and 21% in periodontal pocket, spirochetes were 4.3% in root canal and 3% in periodontal pocket, others were 42% in root canals and 46% in periodontal pockets. The difference was non- significant (P>0.05). There was predominance of Streptococcus (20%) in root canals and periodontal pocket (18%). The difference was non- significant (P>0.05).
Conclusion: Authors concluded that the occurrence of micro-organisms common to both sites root canal and periodontal pockets. Thus periodontal pocket may be a possible source of root canal infections.
Pages: 47-49  |  150 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mansha Jeelani, Dr. Asma Altaf and Dr. Asiya Basher. Assessment of microbial flora in root canals and periodontal pockets of non-vital teeth with advanced periodontitis. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2019; 5(3): 47-49.
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