PENGEMBANGAN LIDAH BUAYA (ALOE VERA) SEBAGAI OBAT STERILISASI SALURAN AKAR GIGI
Maintaining tooth as long as possible in the oral cavity is important, if caries reach the pulp and an infection occurs, then require root canal treatment. The main goal of root canal treatment is to remove as many bacteria from the root canal as possible and create an environment that does not support any microorganism. One of the most important stage in a root canal treatment is sterilization. In this decade many researchers examined the herbal ingredients to replace chemical material that have been used widely, because the side effects of these herbal ingredients is low and the price is cheaper. In this study, researched the herbal ingredients of Aloe vera extraction can be as antibacterial. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of aloe vera extraction to inhibit the growth of root canal bacteria. This research is a laboratory research with post test control group design. Samples of root canal bacteria were divided into 3 groups: group1 treated with 12,5 % of aloe vera extraction, group 2 was given ChKM, group 3 the negative control was given sterile distilled water. The contact time of the material against bacteria for 60 minutes. Calculation results obtained sig value 0.00 <0.05, it showed there are significant differences in the drag zone of ChKM material, 12.5% aloe vera extraction and sterile aquadest. This concluded that Aloe Vera with a concentration of 12.5% inhibit the growth of root canal bacteria.