Background: Pulp damage might be resulted from the leftover microorganisms in dentine after the cavity preparation. This damage makes it necessary to use pulp-capping agents with antimicrobial activity underneath permanent restorations. A bactericidal material could make pulp-capping treatments long-term. The present study was conducted to assess antibacterial efficacy of different pulp capping material. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of Endodontics. It comprised of 50 mg Biodentine and 50 mg MTA material. The antibacterial activity of Biodentine and MTA was evaluated by the agar diffusion method against E. faecalis and S. mutans. Results: Statistical analysis was done using statistical software ‘Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)’. The recorded data was subjected to suitable statistical tests to obtain p values and mean. P ≤ 0.05 was considered as statistically significant. It was found that zone of inhibition against S. mutans was 3.5 mm and against E. faecalis was 3.2 mm with Biodentine material. It was 2.5 mm and 2.6 mm with MTA. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found both the tested materials effective against S. mutans and against E. faecalis. However, Biodentine produced higher inhibition zone than MTA.
Key words: Biodentine, MTA, S. Mutans
Received: 24 February, 2019 Revised: 28 March, 2019 Accepted: 29 March, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Shivani Vats, Post Graduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Centre, Ghaziabad, India
This article may be cited as: Vats S, Maheshwari P. Comprehensive Estimation and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Efficiency of Different Pulp Capping Materials: An (In-Vitro) Original Study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(5): 25-28.