Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DENTAL SCIENCE - ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 597--599

Antibacterial efficacy and effect of Morinda citrifolia L. mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid for dental impressions: A randomized controlled trial


A Shafath Ahmed, P David Charles, R Cholan, M Russia, R Surya, L Jailance 
 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A Shafath Ahmed
Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral Implantology, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Aim: This study aimed to evaluate whether the extract of Morinda citrifolia L. mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid powder decreases microbial contamination during impression making without affecting the resulting casts. Materials and Methods: Twenty volunteers were randomly divided into two groups (n = 10). Group A 30 ml extract of M. citrifolia L diluted in 30 ml of water was mixed to make the impression with irreversible hydrocolloid material. Group B 30 ml deionized water was mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid material to make the impressions following which the surface roughness and dimensional stability of casts were evaluated. Results: Extract of M. citrifolia L. mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid decreased the percentage of microorganisms when compared with water (P < 0.001) but did not affect the surface quality or dimensional stability of the casts. Conclusion: Mixing the extract of M. citrifolia L. with irreversible hydrocolloid powder is an alternative method to prevent contamination without sacrificing impression quality.


How to cite this article:
Ahmed A S, Charles P D, Cholan R, Russia M, Surya R, Jailance L. Antibacterial efficacy and effect of Morinda citrifolia L. mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid for dental impressions: A randomized controlled trial.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:597-599


How to cite this URL:
Ahmed A S, Charles P D, Cholan R, Russia M, Surya R, Jailance L. Antibacterial efficacy and effect of Morinda citrifolia L. mixed with irreversible hydrocolloid for dental impressions: A randomized controlled trial. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Sep 23 ];7:597-599
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