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Research Article Volume 8 Issue 5

An In Vitro Evaluation of Antibacterial Effect of Morinda citrifolia Irrigation Solution Activated by Laser on Root Canal

Sravya Chitturi*, S.V. Satish, Ashwini M Patil, Suresh Kumar Kovvuri, Basavana Gouda, Manjula K

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, RGUHS, India

*Corresponding Author: Sravya Chitturi, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Navodaya Dental College, RGUHS, India.

Received: March 18, 2024; Published: April 11, 2024


Aim: To evaluate bacterial reduction after using laser and Morinda citrifolia in root canals infected by Enterococcus faecalis.

Materials and Methods: Seventy human single rooted teeth are used in this study. After endodontic preparation. Sixty teeth were infected by 20μL E. faecalis (ATCC 29212) and specimens were incubated for 72 hours. Groups were formed according to the irrigation protocol used:

Group 1: Saline irrigation,

Group 2: Laser irrigation,

Group 3: Laser and Morinda citrifolia irrigation,

Group 4: Morinda citrifolia irrigation. After disinfection procedures the samples isolated from root canals were placed into blood agar, incubated at 37°C for 24 h and then were counted for colony-forming units. One-Way ANOVA was used for the statistical evaluation of data. For multiple comparisons, Tamhane’s T2 test was used.

Results: The highest bacterial colonization was observed in the Laser Group.
Morinda citrifolia with laser was best at eliminating E. faecalis. Followed by Morinda citrifolia and Saline group.

Keywords: Morinda citrifolia; Laser; Irrigation; E. Faecalis; Root Canals


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Citation: Sravya Chitturi. “An In Vitro Evaluation of Antibacterial Effect of Morinda citrifolia Irrigation Solution Activated by Laser on Root Canal".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.5 (2024): 45-47.


Copyright: © 2024 Sravya Chitturi. 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.


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