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Evaluation of bactericidal effect of strong acid electrolysed water against Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in primary molar root canal: an in vivo study

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Ashwin B. Abraham ,

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Postgraduate Student, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

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Roopa K. B.,

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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P. Poornima,

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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K. Mallikarjuna,

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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N. B. Nagaveni,

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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K. P. Bharath

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, IN
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Reader, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
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Abstract

Introduction: Strong acid electrolysed water (SAEW), a root canal irrigant, has shown promise against resistant microorganisms like Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis).


Objective: To compare in vivo antimicrobial efficacy of 3% sodium hypochlorite and SAEW against E. faecalis and P. gingivalis in primary teeth.


Method: Seventy primary maxillary and mandibular posterior teeth of 4-10 year old children were irrigated either with 3% sodium hypochlorite (n=35) or SAEW (n=35). Paper point samples were collected at baseline, after chemo-mechanical preparation and 48 hours after irrigation during pulpectomy. Presence of E. faecalis and P.gingivalis in the three samples were evaluated using culture.


Results: When compared to SAEW, the antimicrobial efficacy of 3% sodium hypochlorite was not significantly different (p>0.05).


Conclusions: SAEW and 3% sodium hypochlorite are equally efficient irrigants against E. faecalis and P.gingivalis in necrotic primary molar teeth.


Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2021; 50(3): 416-423

How to Cite: Abraham, A.B., K. B., R., Poornima, P., Mallikarjuna, K., Nagaveni, N.B. and Bharath, K.P., 2021. Evaluation of bactericidal effect of strong acid electrolysed water against Enterococcus faecalis and Porphyromonas gingivalis in primary molar root canal: an in vivo study. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 50(3), pp.416–423. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v50i3.9689
Published on 05 Sep 2021.
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