Home | About Us | Editorial Board | Current Issue | Archives | Search | Instructions | Subscription | Feedback | e-Alerts | Login 
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry Official publication of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
 Users Online: 1170  
 
  Print this page Email this page   Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 374-380

Comparative evaluation of the efficacy of different herbal irrigants on the removal of smear layer of primary teeth: A scanning electron microscopy study


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Index Dental College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bankey Bihari Dental College and Research Center, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Lincoln University College, PJ, Malaysia
5 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Mansarover Dental College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Parimala Tyagi
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research, Bhopal - 462 010, Madhya Pradesh
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_315_20

Rights and Permissions

Aim and Objectives: The aim and objectives of this study are to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of Myristica fragrans – Nutmeg, Terminalia chebula – Myrobolan, Ocimum sanctum-tulsi, and 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) on the removal of the smear layer by the scanning electron microscope (SEM). Settings and Design: Endodontic treatment aims at disinfection and then obturation of root canal system in to prevent re-infection. Root canal irrigants play a pivotal role in the disinfection process. One of the important properties of an irrigant is the removal of complete smear layer and debris. Smear layer has the potential to protect bacteria within the dentinal tubules; therefore removal may be prudent. Smear layer removal increases the bond strength of resin sealers which results in better apical seal. Materials and Methods: Forty extracted single-rooted, primary teeth were allocated randomly into four groups of ten each: Group 1 – NaOCl, Group 2 – Nutmeg, Group 3 – Myrobolan, and Group 4 – Tulsi. Samples were stored in sterile saline (0.9% NaCl) and then decoronated at the level of the cementoenamel junction. Working length was determined followed by appropriate irrigation. The roots were split into two halves with a chisel and were stored in 2.5% glutaraldehyde solution for 24 h. After fixation, the samples were dehydrated in ethanol series (70, 90, and 95 and twice at 100%). Each specimen was mounted on Al stub and sputter coated with a 20 nm layer of gold. Samples were then examined using a SEM quantum 60 at magnification of ×2000. Results: Tulsi demonstrated the most statistically significant results followed by myrobolan and nutmeg extract. All herbal extracts were found to be significantly effective than 2.5% NaOCl. Conclusion: Tulsi, nutmeg and myrobolan can be effectively used as an irrigant in primary teeth.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed466    
    Printed24    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded51    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 


Contact us | Sitemap | Advertise | What's New | Copyright and Disclaimer 
  2005 - Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow 
Online since 1st May '05