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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Evaluation and comparison of the antimicrobial activity of herbal extracts with the standard irrigant against Enterococcus faecalis


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental College, JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Dental College, JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur, India
4 Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental College, JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jenny Atom
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal West - 795 004, Manipur
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpcdr.ijpcdr_5_22

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Background: Numerous actions to diminish the number of microorganisms in the root canal system comprise the usage of a variety of functional techniques, irrigation methods, and intracanal medications. Irrigation goes hand in hand with resources to help remove pulp tissue and/or microorganisms. Purpose: The intent of this trial was to assess as well as compare the antimicrobial activity of herbal irrigant with normal irrigant (2.5% sodium hypochlorite [NaOCl]) against Enterococcus faecalis to test its effectiveness as root irrigation water. Materials and Methods: The culture was elevated overnight at 37°C in brain heart infusion (BHI) broth followed by testing microbial growth for changes in turbidity for 24 h. BHI broth comprising E. faecalis is vaccinated on a BHI agar plate using a grass planting method utilizing a sterile glass dispenser. Five test herbal discs (Curcuma longa [CT]-turmeric, Azadirachta indica [AI], MI, Propolis [P], and Triphala [T]); in addition to two control discs (ethanol as well as NaOCl) positioned on a custom plate. Results: The average blocking area with a drop-down program for each drug was observed to be: NaOCl (24.0 ± 1.74) >P (14.6 ± 1.84) > AI (09.5 ± 1.72) > T (06.4 ± 0.83) > CT (04.3 ± 04.1± ±0.83).) > Morinda citrifolia (03.2 ± 0.30) > ethanol (00.1 ± 0.01). Conclusions: P and AI have shown assuring outcomes in the completion of E. faecalis. Nevertheless, their work has been observed to be under NaOCl.


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