Antimicrobial and Antifungal effects of tissue conditioners containing a photocatalyst

  • Deepasri V S Post graduate student, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA
  • Vahini Reddy Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA
  • Chiranjeevi Reddy Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA
  • Chandrasekharan K Nair Professor and Head of the Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA
  • Sadhvi K V Senior Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA
  • Suvarna A K Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, INDIA

Abstract

Aim: This study evaluates the Antimicrobial and Antifungal ability of a tissue conditioner containing a photocatalyst for Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans.
Methodology: The photocatalyst was mixed with tissue conditioners powders at concentrations of 20wt%. Test specimens were made by mixing the tissue conditioner powders containing a photocatalyst mixed with liquid. All the specimens were then inoculated with media containing Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans separately, were irradiated by ultraviolet light for 4 hours. Antimicrobial and Antifungal effects were evaluated by counting the Colony forming unit (CFU).
Results: Tissue conditioners containing photocatalyst but not subjected to U V radiation showed reduction in the CFU values of 152x102 CFU/ml for streptococcus mutans, 164x102 CFU/ml for staphylococcus aureus and 154x102 CFU/ml for candida albicans. Tissue conditioners containing photocatalyst subjected to U V radiation show reduction in the CFU values of 97x102 CFU/ml for streptococcus mutans, 84x102 CFU/ml for staphylococcus aureus and 128x102 for Candida albicans.
Conclusion: Tissue conditioners containing photocatalyst irradiated with ultraviolet light controlled both bacterial and fungal growth.

Published
2013-06-29
How to Cite
V S, Deepasri et al. Antimicrobial and Antifungal effects of tissue conditioners containing a photocatalyst. Trends in Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 22-24, june 2013. ISSN 0975-9298. Available at: <https://trendsinprosthodontics.com/index.php/trends/article/view/57>. Date accessed: 04 aug. 2020.
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