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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-60

In vitro evaluation of antibacterial efficacy of calcium hydroxide in different vehicles


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Science, Bareilly, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, KLE Dental College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Conseravtive and Endodontics, KLE Dental College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Operative Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Taibha University, Al-Madinah Al- Munawarah, Saudi Arabia
5 Yamuna Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Gadholi, Yamunanagar, Haryana, India
6 Indraprastha Dental College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
M R Ganesh
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Science, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.131268

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Aim: This study was aimed to evaluate the antibacterial effect of calcium hydroxide (CH) in different vehicles in an in vitro model. Materials and Methods: Calcium hydroxide paste prepared with two conventionally used vehicles namely, camphorated monochlophenol, distilled water and propylene glycol. The antibacterial activity of these paste were tested against five micro-organisms that can commonly occur in the infected root canals. Results: The results of this study indicate that a paste of CH made with propylene glycol exerts significant antibacterial action. Hence, it can be recommended for use as an intracanal medicament in preference to a paste prepared with a tissue toxic phenolic compound like camphorated monochlorophenol.


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