Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32--35

Comparative anti-microbial activity of 15% EDTA and 15% dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA)


Balwant Rai1, Rajnish Jain1, Simmi Kharb3, Sanjay Miglani2, SC Anand1 
1 Governmental Dental College, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Dental Wing, MAMC, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Balwant Rai
Governmental Dental College, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
India

Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) chelating agent is used to remove the smear layer more effectively than EDTA. This study was conducted to determine the antimicrobial activity of DMSA and was compared with EDTA. DMSA did not show any antimicrobial activity.


How to cite this article:
Rai B, Jain R, Kharb S, Miglani S, Anand S C. Comparative anti-microbial activity of 15% EDTA and 15% dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA).J Conserv Dent 2006;9:32-35


How to cite this URL:
Rai B, Jain R, Kharb S, Miglani S, Anand S C. Comparative anti-microbial activity of 15% EDTA and 15% dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Sep 16 ];9:32-35
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