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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 151-155

Assessment of antimicrobial efficacy of bioceramic sealer, epiphany self-etch sealer, and AH-Plus sealer against Enterococcus faecalis: An in vitro study


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, YMT Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Ruchita Rathod
503, 56/A, Chintamani Chs Ltd, Near Pratiksha Nagar Bus Depot, Pratiksha Nagar, Sion - 400 022, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_21_17

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Aim: The aim and objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate antimicrobial efficacy of root canal sealers (bioceramic [BC] sealer, Epiphany self-etch sealer, AH-Plus sealer) on Enterococcus faecalis. Materials and Methods: An agar well diffusion assay method was used to determine the efficacy of the root canal sealer against E. faecalis (ATCC 29212). Root canal sealers were divided into three groups; BC sealer, Epiphany self-etch sealer, and AH-Plus sealer, and standard antibiotic disc of co-trimoxazole was kept as a control. The diameters of the growth inhibition zones against E. faecalis for each group were recorded and compared at 24 h and 48 h. The differences between groups were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Tukey's post hoc tests for intergroup analysis. Results: AH-Plus sealer exhibited larger zone of inhibition than BC sealer and Epiphany self-etch sealer against E. faecalis at 24 and 48 h. Antibiotic disc of co-trimoxazole, which was used as control exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity against E. faecalis at 24 and 48 h. Epiphany self-etch sealer showed least antimicrobial activity. Conclusion: The AH-Plus root canal exhibits better antibacterial action against E. faecalis at 24 and 48 h.


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