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dc.titleInfluence of Irrigation Regimens on the Adherence of Enterococcus faecalis to Root Canal Dentin
dc.contributor.authorKishen, A.
dc.contributor.authorSum, C.-P.
dc.contributor.authorMathew, S.
dc.contributor.authorLim, C.-T.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T06:24:19Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T06:24:19Z
dc.date.issued2008-07
dc.identifier.citationKishen, A., Sum, C.-P., Mathew, S., Lim, C.-T. (2008-07). Influence of Irrigation Regimens on the Adherence of Enterococcus faecalis to Root Canal Dentin. Journal of Endodontics 34 (7) : 850-854. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2008.04.006
dc.identifier.issn00992399
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/60530
dc.description.abstractEnterococcus faecalis is frequently associated with post-treatment endodontic infections. Because adherence of bacteria to a substrate is the earliest stage in biofilm formation, eliciting the factors that links adherence of this bacterium to dentin would help in understanding its association with treatment-failed root canals. This investigation aimed to study the effects of endodontic irrigants on the adherence of E. faecalis to dentin. The bacteria adherence assay was conducted by using fluorescence microscopy, and the adhesion force was measured by using atomic force microscopy. There were significant increases in adherence and adhesion force after irrigation of dentin with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), whereas sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) reduced it. With the use of chlorhexidine (CHX), the force of adhesion increased, but the adherence assay showed a reduction in the number of adhering bacteria. The irrigation regimen of EDTA, NaOCl, and CHX resulted in the least number of adhering E. faecalis cells. This study highlighted that chemicals that alter the physicochemical properties of dentin will influence the nature of adherence, adhesion force, and subsequent biofilm formation of E. faecalis to dentin. © 2008 American Association of Endodontists.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2008.04.006
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAdhesion force
dc.subjectbacterial adherence
dc.subjectbiofilm
dc.subjectdentin
dc.subjectirrigation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRESTORATIVE DENTISTRY
dc.contributor.departmentMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.joen.2008.04.006
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Endodontics
dc.description.volume34
dc.description.issue7
dc.description.page850-854
dc.description.codenJOEND
dc.identifier.isiut000257230700015
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