Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Antimicrobial Effects of Gutta-Percha Points Containing Root Canal Medications against Some Anaerobic Bacterial Species and Enterococcus faecalis

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Department of Endodontics, Near East University Faculty of Dentistry, Nicosia, Cyprus

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Department of Endodontics, Ankara University Faculty of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Microbiology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 151-156
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.896
Read: 19 Downloads: 15 Published: 14 July 2021

BACKGROUND/AIMS
The purpose of this study was to examine the ability of gutta-percha points to reduce bacterial counts.

MATERIAL and METHODS
ISO #40-sized Calcium Hydroxide Plus Points or Activ Points were used for all experiments. Three pieces of each type of gutta-percha points were placed in sterile 0.5-mL eppendorf tubes. After incubating the plates in an anaerobic chamber at 37C for 2 days, colony forming units’ (CFUs) numbers per milliliter of suspension were calculated, and CFU numbers relating to each time interval were statistically analyzed by using Kruskal–Wallis 1-way analysis of variance and multiple comparison tests.

RESULTS
The results showed that Calcium Hydroxide Plus Points or Activ Points have similar effects to kill the tested microorganisms except Enterococcus faecalis and Peptostreptococcus micros.

CONCLUSION
Calcium Hydroxide Plus Points or Activ Points have similar effects to kill the tested microorganisms and did not kill 100% of E. faecalis and P. micros.

Cite this article as: O€ ztan MD, Kıyan M, Kermeog˘lu F. Antimicrobial Effects of Gutta-Percha Points Containing Root Canal Medications against Some Anaerobic Bacterial Species and Enterococcus faecalis. Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6(2): 151-156.

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