ANTIMICROBIAL POTENTIAL OF ACACIA NILOTICA EXTRACTS ON FEW DENTAL PATHOGENSAbstract
The acute dental abscess is frequently underestimated in terms of its morbidity and mortality. The risk of potentially serious consequences arising from the spread of a dental abscess is still relevant today with many hospital admissions for dental sepsis. Acacia nilotica was commonly known in India as Babul has a wide range of medicinal uses. In the present study antibacterial activity of different parts of Acacia nilotica was studied to evaluate their potential for being used as natural antibacterial agent against various dental infections. The bioactivity Acacia nilotica was analyzed crude extracts of bark, leaves, and Pod of Acacia nilotica against five dental pathogens (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Streptococcus sanguinis, Streptococcus salivarius, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans) using agar diffusion technique and determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of each extract against the dental pathogen. The present study conducted to evaluate the highest anti dental infection property of different extract of Acacia nilotica. In this study the pod extract shows highest antibacterial potential followed by the bark extract and leaves extract.
M. Pote * and P. Hirapure
State Reference Laboratory, Department of Pathology, S.R.T.R. Medical College Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India.
15 April 2014;
02 July 2014
31 July 2014
01 November 2014