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Effectiveness of silver nano particles on root canal disinfection


1Iffat Nasim*, 1V Vishnupriya, 2Zohra Jabin & 1Senthil Nathan



1Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India; 2Divya Jyoti College of Dental Sciences & Research, Modinagar, Distt.- Ghaziabad, U.P. India;



Iffat Nasim - E-mil: nasimiffat@gmail.com;


Article Type

Research Article



Received December 29, 2020; Revised January 15, 2020; Accepted January 26, 2020, Published January 31, 2021



The goal of endodontic treatment is the debridement and removal of the microbial ecosystem associated with the disease process. The need for root canal disinfectants increases especially in those cases where infection is resistant to the regular treatment and the outcome of endodontic therapy is often compromised. Therefore, it is of interest to document the known effectiveness of silver nanoparticle based root canal disinfectants with other root canal disinfectants on microbial load reduction during root canal disinfection. Known data shows that the overall risk of bias for the selected studies was moderate. Silver nanoparticle based root canal disinfectants showed superior reduction of microbial counts in majority of the studies. This data is limited to vitro studies with no
clinical information to validate the use of antimicrobial properties of silver nanoparticles used as root canal disinfectant.



Antimicrobial colony forming units; disinfection root canal, and silver nanoparticles; systematic review



Nasim et al. Bioinformation 17(1): 218-222 (2021)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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