UNDERSTANDING THE ENDODONTIC MICROBIOME
Manya Prakash, Md. Faizan and Dr. Mrinalini*
Apparently, various microbial flora has been reported in association with pulp, peri-apical and periodontal tissues. This discovery has led us to a new era of planning and treatment of the infection in the root canal system, inflammation in the periodontal region, and immunologic reaction caused by the by-products and enzymes released by these microbes in the host. In recent times, it is also found that there are a few species that are highly resistant to the host response and medicaments applied while treating the infection and can even be an etiology for the lesion after the root canal treatment. This article provides an overview of the endodontic microbiology and pathobiology and their pursuit in endodontic treatment strategy.
Keywords: Endodontic microbiology, Root canal flora, Endodontic biofilm.
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