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The Antimicrobial Effect of Honey as Intracanal Medicament (A Comparative Study)

Authors: Rajaa T Sulieman --- Ghada Y. Abdul- Rahman --- Abdul-Khalik K AL-Sheik Abdal
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2009 Volume: 9 Issue: 1 Pages: 105-109
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل


Aims: The current study aims to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of honey as a root canal medicament,
and to make a sort of comparison with the currently used root canal medicament (formocresol).
Materials and Methods: Fifty two uniradicular teeth were chosen. Microbiological sample was
obtained from the root canal at the beginning of the first appointment, instrumentation and irrigation of
the root canal followed by good dryness for the root canal, application of intra canal medicament depending
on the patient group, temporary dressing for the tooth, the samples were then transferred for
microbiological study.At the beginning of the second appointment (2-3 days later), the tooth was isolated,
the temporary dressing was removed and the microbiological samples of the root canal contents
were taken and complete the same sequence in the same manner as previously mentioned with the first
appointment. The sample transferred for microbiological study .The same procedure was done at the
beginning of the third appointment (2-3 days later) from the second appointment, the microbiological
study was done in the Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Dental Basic Sciences, College of Dentistry,
University of Mousl. Results: Comparing the antimicrobial effect between solutions of honey,
formocresol, there is no significant differences between these materials when used as root canal medicament.
Conclusion: This current study revealed that (H4 20% V/V) honey solution has antimicrobial
effect when used as intracanal medicament.


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