Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002784
Title: Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of endodontic sealers in combination with cinnamon oil
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Microbes are considered as the primary etiological agents in endodontic diseases. The ways of reducing these agents are root canal debridement, antimicrobial irrigants, and antibacterial filling materials. However, the complexity of the pulp canal system presents a problem for chemomechanical preparation. One of the factors determining the success of endodontic treatment is the sealing material with a potent antimicrobial effect. Cinnamon oil is known for its antimicrobial activity, and its study would be beneficial. Materials and Methods: The antimicrobial efficacy of commercially available root canal sealers, namely zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) and AH plus, was evaluated individually and also in combination with cinnamon oil against Enterococcus faecalis which was isolated from necrotic pulps and endodontic lesions using the disc diffusion technique. Results: Zone of inhibition of the test organism around each sealer were evidenced. The inhibitory zones were measured in millimeter diameter. Wider zones of inhibition were indicative to greater antimicrobial activity of involving sealers. Among the sealers tested, ZOE had the maximum zone of inhibition. Conclusion: Therefore, cinnamon oil is inherently antimicrobial in nature and can be used with endodontic sealers without hindering the sealer’s efficiency.

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    C. Cinthura1 , R. V. Geetha2 *

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    1Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. V. Geetha, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    C. Cinthura1 , R. V. Geetha2 *

    Title:Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of endodontic sealers in combination with cinnamon oil
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2933-2936)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial activity
    Research Materials:Cinnamon oil

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AH plus Antimicrobial activity Cinnamon oil Endodontic sealers Eugenol Zinc oxide Zone of inhibition

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