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Antibacterial Activity of MTA Fillapex and AH 26 Root Canal Sealers at Different Time Intervals

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(2016) Antibacterial Activity of MTA Fillapex and AH 26 Root Canal Sealers at Different Time Intervals. Iranian endodontic journal. pp. 192-7. ISSN 1735-7497 (Print) 1735-7497 (Linking)

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INTRODUCTION: The main goal of endodontic treatment is elimination of bacteria and their by-products from infected root canals. This study compared the antibacterial effect of two different sealers, AH 26 and MTA Fillapex, on 4 microorganisms 24, 48 and 72 h and 7 days after mixing. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The microorganisms used in this study consisted of Lactobacillus acidophilus (ATCC 4356), Lactobacillus casei (ATCC 39392), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 25923) and Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 29212). This test is based on the growth of bacteria and turbidity measurement technique using a spectrophotometer, and direct contact was conducted. Multiple comparisons were carried out using repeated-measures ANOVA followed by Tukey's test and student's t-test. The level of significance was set at 0.05. RESULTS: The antibacterial activity in the indirect technique was more than the technique with both sealers. In the direct technique the antibacterial activity on all microorganisms were lower for MTA Fillapex sealer. In the indirect technique, both sealers exhibited similar antibacterial properties. CONCLUSION: The antibacterial effect of MTA Fillapex sealer was significantly less than that of AH 26 sealer in the direct technique. The antibacterial effects of both sealers were similar in the indirect technique.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antibacterial Enterococcus faecalis Lactobacillus MTA Fillapex Sealers Staphylococcus
Page Range: pp. 192-7
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian endodontic journal
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 11
Number: 3
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ISSN: 1735-7497 (Print) 1735-7497 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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