Bacterial aggregation in infected root canal

  • Amela Lačević Department of Dental Pathology and Endodontics, Faculty of Stomatology, University of Sarajevo
  • Nurija Bilalović Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo
  • Aida Kapić Institutes of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, University of Sarajevo Clinical Cente
Keywords: root canal infection, bacterial morphotype, microscopic examination


The aim of this study was to investigate different microbial morphotypes in the root canal infection associated with chronic diffuse periapical lesion. In forty cases of asymptomatic teeth with radiographically diagnosed diffuse periapical lesion we took specimens of infected tissue from the root canals at the beginning of endodontic treatment. Fixation and four different staining methods of the specimens were obtained to provide microscope examination. All examined root canal specimens were heavily infected by bacteria. The most commonly identified were cocci 92 %, small mostly G+ diplococci and large G+cocci in clusters and grapelike groups, bacilli found in 67%, coccobacilli 37%, fungi 17%, and spirochetes in 5%.


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Bacterial aggregation in infected root canal
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Lačević A, Bilalović N, Kapić A. Bacterial aggregation in infected root canal. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2005Nov.20 [cited 2021Dec.5];5(4):35-9. Available from:
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