Sukhbir Kour*, Trishagni Chaudhury and Pradeep PR
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, University/Organization M.R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital Bangalore India
*Corresponding Author: Sukhbir Kour, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, University/Organization M.R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital Bangalore India.
Received: February 28, 2020; Published: March 03, 2020
This study was done to test the antimicrobial efficiency of four irrigating solutions such as chlorhexidine (CHX), sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), Bio pure MTAD, Oxum, against the E. Faecalis microorganisms in root canals. Fifty freshly extracted single- rooted human teeth were selected. They were enlarged to a size 45 k - File (Maillefer). Instrumentation was followed by irrigation with 5 ml of above irrigating solutions for each file used. 20µl of the suspension was inoculated into each of root canals. After 48 hr of incubation at 37°C, microbial growth was verified, confirming the contamination of the root canals. After the instrumentation, the sampling was done. The specimens were incubated at 37°C for 7 days. Within the limitations of this study it was concluded that MTAD significantly reduced the number of E. Faecalis followed by chlorhexidine and sodium hypochlorite and least reduction was observed in oxum.
Keywords: Antimicrobial Irrigating Solutions; Chlorhexidine; E. Faecalis; MTAD; Oxum
Citation: Sukhbir Kour., et al. "Comparative Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficacy of Oxum Solution and Other Endodontic Irrigants Against Enterococcus Faecalis - An In vitro Study”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.4 (2020): 02-08.
Copyright: © 2020 Sukhbir Kour., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.