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Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of new root canal sealers

Mohammadi, Z. and Yazdizadeh, M. (2007) Evaluation of the antibacterial activity of new root canal sealers. Journal of Clinical Dentistry, 18 (3). pp. 70-72. ISSN 08958831 (ISSN)

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the antimicrobial effect of AH-26, RealSeal™ (RS), and GuttaFlow® after 24 hours and after one week. Methodology: All sealers were prepared according to the manufacturers' directions immediately before testing. The microorganisms used in this assay included Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans, which were prepared from isolated species in the microbiology laboratory. The antimicrobial effects of each sealer were determined by measuring the diameter of the zone of inhibition in millimeters after incubation at 37°C for 24 hours and for seven days in a humid atmosphere. Each test was repeated three times. Results: In the 24-hour samples, as well as in seven-day samples, the antibacterial activity of AH-26 was significantly greater than two other materials tested against both bacteria (p < 0.05). The antibacterial activities of RS and GuttaFlow against Staphylococcus aureus were not significantly different from each other (p > 0.05) in 24-hour as well as seven-day samples, but RS had significantly greater effect against Streptococcus mutans than GuttaFlow (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The products studied exhibited some variable antibacterial properties. In 24 hours, as well as in seven days, the AH-26 exerted the greatest activity against both organisms tested.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: ah 26 filling material bismuth dimeticone epoxy resin gutta percha GuttaFlow Real Seal resin root canal filling material silver titanium unclassified drug article comparative study drug combination drug effect Staphylococcus aureus Streptococcus mutans time Composite Resins Dimethylpolysiloxanes Drug Combinations Epoxy Resins Gutta-Percha Root Canal Filling Materials Time Factors
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:14

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