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2017 | July-December | Volume 2 | Issue 2

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Sree L Varada, Jenaki E Veetil, Ganesh C Nair

Antimicrobial Efficacy of Simarouba glauca (Lakshmi Taru) Plant Extract against Enterococcus faecalis Biofilm: An in vitro Study

[Year:2017] [Month:July-December] [Volume:2] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:43 - 47]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0025  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial activity of Simarouba glauca plant extract as intracanal medicament against Enterococcus faecalis and to compare its effect with that of metapex (calcium hydroxide with iodoform paste).

Materials and methods

In the study, 30 human premolar teeth infected with E. faecalis were used. Contaminated teeth were randomly separated into three groups (n = 10) and treated as follows: Group I, calcium hydroxide-based medication; group II, S. glauca-based medication; and group III, contaminated teeth without medication. After 7 days of treatment, teeth from each group were assessed for the level of microbial growth after a period of treatment.

Results

Metapex and S. glauca were associated with a reduction in E. faecalis after removal of the dressing; however, saline is associated with an increase in colony-forming units (CFU) per milliliter.

Conclusion

In this laboratory study using extracted teeth, S. glauca (Lakshmi Taru) was able to significantly reduce the CFU per milliliter values of E. faecalis in the root canal system similar to metapex.

How to cite this article

Varada SL, Veetil JE, Nair GC. Antimicrobial Efficacy of Simarouba glauca (Lakshmi Taru) Plant Extract against Enterococcus faecalis Biofilm: An in vitro Study. Cons Dent Endod J 2017;2(2):43-47.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Glide Path in Endodontics

[Year:2017] [Month:July-December] [Volume:2] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:48 - 51]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0026  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Kumar A, Sarthaj S. Glide Path in Endodontics. Cons Dent Endod J 2017;2(2):48-51.

CASE REPORT

Aadit Anilkumar, Aparna Raj, K Radhakrishnan Nair, Rinsu N Alexander, Meenu M Kumar

Management of a Complicated Vertical Crown Fracture

[Year:2017] [Month:July-December] [Volume:2] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:52 - 55]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0027  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Raj A, Nair KR, Geetha P, Anilkumar A, Alexander RN, Kumar MM. Management of a Complicated Vertical Crown Fracture. Cons Dent Endod J 2017;2(2):52-55.

CASE REPORT

Nino John, Aparna Raj, K Radhakrishnan Nair, Meenu M Kumar, Rinsu N Alexander

Management of a Fractured Anterior Tooth by Reattachment using Fiber-reinforced Post

[Year:2017] [Month:July-December] [Volume:2] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:56 - 59]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0028  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Alexander RN, Nair KR, Geetha P, John N, Raj A, Kumar MM. Management of a Fractured Anterior Tooth by Reattachment using Fiber-reinforced Post. Cons Dent Endod J 2017;2(2):56-59.

CASE REPORT

Faisal Nazar, Aparna Raj, K Radhakrishnan Nair, Rinsu N Alexander, Meenu M Kumar

Management of Endodontic Failure

[Year:2017] [Month:July-December] [Volume:2] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:60 - 64]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10048-0029  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Kumar MM, Nair KR, Geetha P, Nazar F, Alexander RN, Raj A. Management of Endodontic Failure. Cons Dent Endod J 2017;2(2):60-64.

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