Biofilms-The Unforgiving Film in Dentistry (Clinical Endodontic Biofilms)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aruna Kanaparthy
Reader, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
People’s Dental Academy, HIG-3, PDA Staff quarters
Peoples campus, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date : August 03, 2012; Accepted date : October 04, 2012; Published date : October 06, 2012
Citation: Kanaparthy A, Kanaparthy R (2012) Biofilms-The Unforgiving Film in Dentistry (Clinical Endodontic Biofilms). Dentistry 2:145. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000145
Copyright: © 2012 Kanaparthy A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
It is evident that oral microorganisms have the capacity to respond and adapt to changing environmental conditions. Individual microorganisms are able to sense and process the chemical information from the environment and thereby adjust their phenotypic properties. The term biofilm is used to indicate the presence of a film of condensed microorganisms on any surface. Bacterial condensations on the walls of infected root canals have been observed suggesting that mechanisms for biofilm formation also exist inside the root canal space. A mature biofilm is a metabolically active community of microorganisms where individuals share duties and benefits.