Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2005; 9 (2): 113-116

A study on the polymicrobial etiology of root canal infections in anterior non-vital teeth in a Government Hospital in Kolkata, India

P. Chakraborty, U.K. Chattopadhyay*

Department of Dentistry, Medical College – Kolkata (India)
*All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Government of India – Kolkata (India)


Abstract. – A total of 52 patients having non-vital anterior teeth who attended at the Department of Conservative Dentistry of a Government Dental College of the city of Kolkata, India where studied for isolation of different microflora in the root canals of the non-vital teeth. 41 (78.8%) out of 52 cases studied showed the presence of microorganisms in the root canal of the teeth. A total of 83 different strains were isolated. The anaerobic organisms constituted 30.1% of the total isolates. 51.7% of the root canals showed presence of polymicrobial etiology of the non-vital teeth.

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P. Chakraborty, U.K. Chattopadhyay*
A study on the polymicrobial etiology of root canal infections in anterior non-vital teeth in a Government Hospital in Kolkata, India

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2005
Vol. 9 - N. 2
Pages: 113-116