Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004235
Title: Awareness of triple antibiotic paste among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Triple antibiotic paste (TAP) containing metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, and minocycline is said to be a highly successful regimen in killing the root canal pathogen and in managing non-vital young permanent tooth. From the existing literature, it is clear that TAP can be effectively used for sterilization of canals and healing of periapical pathology. The effectiveness of TAP in managing non-vital young permanent tooth is based on the availability of viable stem cells. Aim: This study aims to study the awareness of TAP in root canal therapy among dental students. Materials and Methods: A total of 100 intern students from five different colleges were chosen. They were given with the questionnaire form which was prepared with 10 different questions about TAP. The responses were gathered and analyzed. Results: Of the 100 students, 45% of the students preferred the usage of calcium hydroxide in endodontic treatment, while 55% of them preferred the usage of TAP. About 25% of the students said that TAP can be used in the management of coronal root fracture, while 75% of the students do not encourage the use of the paste in coronal root fracture. Moreover, 48% of the 100 students said that TAP can be used for periradicular cyst lesions, while 52% of them said that it is not used for it. Conclusion: From this survey, it is concluded that the students were moderately aware of this TAP. It is recommended to all the institutions to teach about the alternative or other medicaments used in root canal therapy.

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    Nathasha A. P. Sivakumar1 , Anjaneyulu2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Nathasha A. P. Sivakumar1 , Anjaneyulu2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

    Title:Awareness of triple antibiotic paste among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2319-2324)
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    Methodology:Infection, Pathogens, Root canal
    Research Materials:Triple antibiotic paste

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Infection Pathogens Root canal Triple antibiotic paste

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