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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2015 ) > List of Articles


Histological Evaluation of Allium sativum Oil as a New Medicament for Pulp Treatment of Permanent Teeth

Syed Ahmed Raheel, Shukry Gamal Mohammad, Kusai Baroudi

Citation Information : Raheel SA, Mohammad SG, Baroudi K. Histological Evaluation of Allium sativum Oil as a New Medicament for Pulp Treatment of Permanent Teeth. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (2):85-90.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1641

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



The objective of this study was to evaluate the histopathology effects of two medicaments Allium sativum oil and formocresol on the remaining pulp tissue of the permanent teething children.

Materials and methods

A total of 18 premolars were included in this study. Two sound premolars were extracted and subjected to histological examination to show the normal pulp tissue. Pulpotomy procedure was performed in the rest of the remaining 16 premolars; half of them using Allium sativum oil and the rest of the tested premolars were medicated using formocresol and all were sealed with suitable restoration. Then, premolars extracted at variable intervals (48 hours, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months), stained using hemotoxylin and eosin etain (H&E) and prepared for histopathology examination.


Histological evaluation seemed far more promising for Allium sativum oil than formocresol. Histological evaluation revealed that teeth treated with Allium sativa oil showed inflammatory changes that had been resolved in the end of the study. On the contrary, the severe chronic inflammation of pulp tissue accompanied with formocresol eventually produced pulp necrosis with or without fibrosis. In addition, pulp calcification was evidenced in certain cases.


Allium sativum oil is a biocompatible material that is compatible with vital human pulp tissue. It offers a good healing potential, leaving the remaining pulp tissue healthy and functioning.

How to cite this article

Mohammad SG, Raheel SA, Baroudi K. Histological Evaluation of Allium sativum Oil as a New Medicament for Pulp Treatment of Permanent Teeth. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(2):85-90.

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