An in-vitro investigation of the antibacterial effect of nisin in root canals and canal wall radicular dentine.

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AIM To determine whether nisin, a bacteriocin, would be effective at killing Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus gordonii cells in solution and within the root canal system. METHODOLOGY Bacterial isolates of E. faecalis and S. gordonii were grown from glycerol stocks in closed tubes containing BHY broth at 37 degrees C. The minimum bactericidal… (More)

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