Publications by authors named "Priyanka Saluja"

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Synergistic Effect of Plant Extracts on Endodontic Pathogens Isolated from Teeth with Root Canal Treatment Failure: An In Vitro Study.

Antibiotics (Basel) 2021 May 9;10(5). Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha 61321, Saudi Arabia.

Background And Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the synergistic antimicrobial activity of extracts obtained from (Miswak), (myrrh) and (neem) in combination with commercially available antimicrobial agents: penicillin, tetracycline, ofloxacin and fluconazole on endodontic pathogens such as and .

Materials And Methods: Microbiological samples from the root canals of the teeth undergoing retreatment were taken using sterile paper points kept at full length in the canal for 30 s. The disc diffusion method was used to check the susceptibility of microbes to the plant extracts and antimicrobials by measuring the diameter of the inhibition zones. Against the microbes, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC)/minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) of the plant extracts were assessed. The fractional inhibitory concentration index (FICI) was used to estimate the synergistic effect of plant extracts combined with antimicrobials against the resistant endodontic microbes.

Results: The findings clearly indicate the effectiveness of all the three plant extracts, against all the experimental pathogenic microorganisms except for the ineffectiveness of against Maximum antimicrobial activity was displayed by against (MIC = 0.09 ± 1.2 mg/mL, MBC = 0.78 ± 1.25 mg/mL) and the minimum antimicrobial activity was displayed by against (MIC = 12.5 ± 3.25 mg/mL, MBC = 100 ± 3.75 mg/mL). The best synergy was displayed by with fluconazole against (FICI = 0.45).

Conclusions: The current study delineates the variable antimicrobial activity of plant extracts against the experimental endodontic pathogenic microorganisms. Plant extracts in conjunction with various antimicrobials can be valuable aids in combating relatively resistant endodontic microorganisms that have been the cause of worry in recent years, leading to failure even in treatment procedures following all required protocols.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10050552DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8151008PMC
May 2021

Multidisciplinary Approach for the Management of Mandibular Canines with Rare Configuration.

J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2020 Aug 28;12(Suppl 1):S635-S639. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Asian Institute of Medical, Science and Technology University, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.

It is very rare (2%-6% cases) for a mandibular canine to have two root canals and the incidence of finding two roots with two root canals in a mandibular canine that too bilaterally is almost negligible. This case report discusses the presence and multidisciplinary management of such rarest configuration in both mandibular canines of a female patient. This case shows the importance of recognition of anatomical variations in successful accomplishment of root canal treatment.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_82_20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7595556PMC
August 2020

Relation between Apical Seal and Apical Preparation Diameter: An Study.

J Pharm Bioallied Sci 2020 Aug 28;12(Suppl 1):S332-S335. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Background: The current recommendations for the apical preparation diameter, one of the most important mechanical imperatives in the apical third preparation, are to preserve the apical foramen in its original position along with its narrowest diameter to avoid any complication such as tearing, zipping, or transport of the foramen. The aim of our study was to see the correlation between apical seal and apical preparation diameter.

Materials And Methods: In total, 90 extracted maxillary incisors were randomly allocated into three groups of 30 teeth each according to the apical preparation size: Group 1: finishing file F1 corresponding to size 20 reached the working length, Group 2: prepared up to size 30 corresponding to finishing file F3, and Group 3: prepared up to size 50 corresponding to finishing file F5. After the filling of the root canals, the teeth were isolated and immersed in a dye solution, then cut longitudinally, photographed, and the dye penetration were calculated using a computer software.

Results: Comparison of the three different apical preparation sizes showed no statistically significant differences regarding the apical microleakage.

Conclusion: The most important value of the dye penetration was observed in the group with the largest apical diameter.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_97_20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7595472PMC
August 2020

Evaluation of Knowledge and Preparedness Among Indian Dentists During the Current COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Multidiscip Healthc 2020 24;13:841-854. Epub 2020 Aug 24.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha 61321, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: The current scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced dentists to prepare themselves by updating their knowledge and receive training to face the present and after effects of COVID-19. The present survey was thus conducted to assess the knowledge, risk perception, attitude, and preparedness of the dentists in India about COVID-19.

Materials And Methods: A cross-sectional online survey was carried out among registered dentists in India. A self-administered, anonymous, questionnaire comprising of 25 close-ended questions was circulated to gather the relevant information. A total of 765 dentists submitted a response, out of which 646 complete responses were included in the statistical analysis. Pearson's Chi-square test was used for inter-group statistical comparison.

Results: The majority (80.8%) of the dentists had a fair knowledge about the characteristics of COVID-19. Nearly 60.7% and 49.7% of the dentists had taken infection control training and special training for COVID-19, respectively. Nearly 50% of the dentists had the perception that COVID-19 is very dangerous. Only 41.8% of the dentists were willing to provide emergency services to patients. Most of the dentists had an opinion that there is a need to enhance personal protective measures. During the survey, it was found that varied technological advances are offered to dentists to ensure good clinical practice. They also concurred that there was a need to standardize the tools and measures available to carry out dental practices.

Conclusion: In the present study, Indian dentists have presented satisfactory knowledge with adequate preparedness as the majority of them had a fair level of knowledge with significantly higher knowledge among female respondents and those with post-graduation studies. Dentists should make judicious utilization of all the precautionary measures to safely practice dentistry. As we are going through an evolutionary phase where new advances are expected to evolve, dentists will definitely emerge successfully out from the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S268891DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7455766PMC
August 2020

Effect of Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water on Dental Fluorosis in Southwest Saudi Arabia.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 06 1;17(11). Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kothiwal Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad 244001, UP, India.

This study was intended to evaluate the fluoride concentration in drinking water and its effect on dental fluorosis in Southwest Saudi Arabia. Water samples were gathered rom wells, filtration plants and commercial brands (bottled water) in distinct urban and rural areas of Asir region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Overall, 63 water samples were collected from 12 locations and 9 brands of bottled water. ExStik FL700Fluoridemeter was used in the analysis of water samples for fluoride levels. The total number of screened patients for dental fluorosis, aged between 9 and 50 years, was 1150; among them, 609 were males and 541 were females. Dean's index criteria were used to examine the patients for dental fluorosis. The results revealed that fluoride levels varied between 0.03 and 3.8 ppm. People who drank well water displayed increased fluoride levels (>0.81 ppm). The prevalence of dental fluorosis was established to be 20.43% among the total number of examined patients. The findings of this study show very mild to moderate dental fluorosis prevail among the patients who consume well water in the Asir region.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113914DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7312808PMC
June 2020

Assessment of Shear Bond Strength and Marginal Sealing Ability of Pit and Fissure Sealants: An in vitro Study.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 Jun 1;19(6):642-646. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Jan Nayak Ch. Devi Lal Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to compare the shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability of self-adhering flow-able composite and conventional fissure sealant.

Materials And Methods: The samples consisted of 30 healthy premolar teeth which were extracted due to orthodontic reasons and randomly divided into two groups of 15, i.e., group I (Fissurit F) and group II (Dyad Flow). Shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability of both the groups were evaluated in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.

Results: The mean shear bond strength of Dyad Flow (group II) was found to be 1.4 ± 0.87 MPa and in Fissurit F (group I), it was 1.3 ± 1.4 MPa. Differences between the groups were statistically significant. In group II, 53.3% of specimens demonstrated score 0; 33.3% showed score 1; and 13.3% showed score 2. In group I, scores 0 and 1 showed 33.3% of dye penetration respectively. Scores 2 and 3 demonstrated 26.6 and 6.6% of dye penetration respectively. But there was no significant difference between both the sealant groups.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that self-adhering flowable composite was found to have better shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability than conventional fissure sealant.

Clinical Significance: Self-adhering flowable composite can be effectively used in pediatric patients in whom isolation is difficult and exclusion of bonding agent leads to decrease in time consumption.
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June 2018

Management of A Rare Case of Communicating Internal-External Inflammatory Resorption.

J Clin Diagn Res 2015 May 1;9(5):ZD39-40. Epub 2015 May 1.

Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Adesh Institute of Dental Sciences and Research , Bathinda, Punjab, India .

The present case describes the successful management of a rare case of communicating internal-external resorption in which both internal and external resorption seem to develop independent of each other. The case report highlights the importance of correct diagnosis and need of revision of classification system of resorptive defects.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2015/12750.5987DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4484180PMC
May 2015
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