ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF MINERAL TRIOXIDE AGGREGATE AND CALCIUM HYDROXIDE SEALER ON ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS STRAIN ATCC29212

  • TARA PRATHITA Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • NILA KESUMA DJAUHARIE Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • RATNA MEIDYAWATI Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2)
sealers on Enterococcus faecalis at various time points after the preparation of the sealer.
Methods: Antimicrobial activity of MTA and Ca(OH)2 sealer on E. faecalis (ATCC 29212) was assessed by the direct contact test immediately, 1 day,
and 7 days after the preparation of the sealer.
Results: The antimicrobial effect of MTA sealer was greatest 1 and 7 days after the preparation of the sealer. The effect of Ca(OH)2 was greatest 1 day
after the preparation of the sealer.
Conclusion: MTA sealer showed constant antimicrobial activity on E. faecalis overtime. By contrast, Ca(OH)2 sealer showed decreasing antimicrobial
activity overtime, with the greatest antimicrobial activity being 1 day after the preparation of the sealer.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Calcium hydroxide sealer, Enterococcus faecalis, Mineral trioxide aggregate sealer

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PRATHITA, T., DJAUHARIE, N. K., & MEIDYAWATI, R. (2019). ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF MINERAL TRIOXIDE AGGREGATE AND CALCIUM HYDROXIDE SEALER ON ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS STRAIN ATCC29212. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 11(1), 123-125. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2019.v11s1.AR178
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