2019 年 38 巻 5 号 p. 701-706
The sealers’ antibacterial and antibiofilm activities against Enterococcus faecalis were evaluated by direct contact test (DCT) and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), respectively, after 1 day, and 1 and 4 weeks of aging. Cell viability was determined by adenosin triphosphate (ATP) assay after DCT. The parameters evaluated for the antibiofilm property were total biovolume and percentage of green cells in E.faecalis biofilms. The data from the bioluminescence ATP assay as well as the total biovolume and green percentage were analyzed by non-parametric tests, Kruskal-Wallis for global comparison and Kolmogorov-Smirnov for each two variables. Results of the DCT and CLSM for all parameters evaluated show that the antimicrobial activity of AH Plus decreased over time, whereas GuttaFlow Bioseal had an opposite property, increasing its antibacterial activity as the material aged.