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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-10

Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of Asphaline Temp, Triple antibiotic Paste and Ultracal XS against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Yogita Dental College and Hospital, Khed, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Aditi Amin
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Yogita Dental College and Hospital, Khed, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/endo.endo_55_19

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Aim: This study aimed to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of asphaline temp, triple antibiotic paste (TAP), and Ultracal Xs against Enterococcus faecalis – An in vitro study. Materials and method: A hundred and twenty freshly extracted, single-rooted human permanent teeth were instrumented and autoclaved. Samples were inoculated with the pure culture of E. faecalis and incubated. After incubation, colony-forming units (CFUs) were recorded before medication. Each group was further divided into three subgroups containing ten samples each for days – 1 day, 5 days, and 7 days. Group A – Asphaline Temp; Group B – TAP; Group C – Calcium hydroxide; and Group D – Normal saline (Control). The various time interval bacterial (CFU) within the group were compared by the Analysis of Variance followed by Tukey's Post hoc test. Results: The greater antimicrobial effects were observed in the samples treated with Asphaline temp (P < 0.005). No statistical antimicrobial difference was found between Asphaline temp and TAP. Conclusion: Asphaline temp demonstrated significant antimicrobial effectiveness against E. faecalis.

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