Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 307-314
Battling Against Biofilm
R. Mensudar1*, D. Amudha2**, A. Aishwarya3*
1Professor, 2Lecturer, 3Student,
* Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, **Department of Orthodontics
Sree Balaji Dental College & Hospital, Bharath University, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100. Tamil Nadu, India.
Corresponding Author: R. Mensudar
Biofilm biology has become an expanding field of research in human, industrial and environmental ecosystems. Various researches suggest that organisms growing in biofilms are better protected from adverse environmental changes and other antimicrobial agents. The structure per se will provide protection and allow better resistance to external influences for the organisms compared with the planktonic state. This article highlights the concept endodontic biofilm in root canal infections, biofilm-associated organisms and its control strategies.
Key words: biofilm, e. faecalis, irrigant, periapical, planktonic.