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
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 | 1020 Views 64 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Ravinder Kumar Bhagat. Evaluation of antibacterial efficiency of different pulp capping materials method against E. faecalis and S. mutans: An in vitro study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):13-15.