Rontgen Result Of Caries Molar In White Rat (Rattus Novergicus) With Treatment Of Herbal Tooth Paste (Pluchea Indica Leaves Extract)

Nungki Fatimatuzzahra, Fitriana Rahayu, Nourmalita Safitri Ningsih, Feny Feny, Adam Darsono, Siti Isrina Oktavia Salasia

Abstract


Dental caries is an infectious disease resulting email and dentin demineralization. Dental caries have relation with consumption of cariogenic food. But, dental caries also can be initiation with bacteria from Streptococcus class like Streptococcus mutans. Beluntas leaves (Pluchea indica L.) are a tropical herbal plant and this plant very easy to find and spread in Asia-Pacific areas. This plant is reported contain of anti-inflammation substance and decrease of necrosis in ventriculus, neutralization of snake toxin, antioxidants, antiulcerative, hepatoprotective, antimoeba, and broad spectrum of antimicrobial. The purpose of this research is to know differential Rontgen of caries molar in white rat (Rattus norvegicus) after treatment by herbal tooth paste of Pluchea indica leaves. First weeks of research, molar rat‘s induced by Streptococcus mutans and given by caries diet. In 9th and 10th weeks group 1 given 40% Pluchea indica leaves extract paste, group 2 given 50% Pluchea indica leaves extract paste, group 3 given 60% Pluchea indica leaves extract paste. After that, rats were necropsy and collected the pathological changes by Rontgen. Based on rontgen result, there was a difference of contrasting colors and shows the difference between the experimental groups. Results of Rontgen show there are differences in the color analysis especially in group 2 (50% Pluchea indica leaves extract paste) and shown similarity to the negative control group. This happen because of Pluchea indica extract paste can reduce amount of bacteria that

initiated dental caries. 


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