Indian Journal of Dental Research

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 439--442

Scope of photodynamic therapy in periodontics


Vivek Kumar1, Jolly Sinha2, Neelu Verma2, Kamal Nayan3, CS Saimbi2, Amitandra K Tripathi2 
1 Department of Periodontology, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Career Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India

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Vivek Kumar
Department of Periodontology, Mithila Minority Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar
India

Periodontal disease results from inflammation of the supporting structure of the teeth and in response to chronic infection caused by various periodontopathic bacteria. The mechanical removal of this biofilm and adjunctive use of antibacterial disinfectants and antibiotics have been the conventional methods of periodontal therapy. However, the removal of plaque and the reduction in the number of infectious organisms can be impaired in sites with difficult access. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a powerful laser-initiated photochemical reaction, involving the use of a photoactive dye (photosensitizer) activated by light of a specific wavelength in the presence of oxygen. Application of PDT in periodontics such as pocket debridement, gingivitis, and aggressive periodontitis continue to evolve into a mature clinical treatment modality and is considered as a promising novel approach for eradicating pathogenic bacteria in periodontitis.


How to cite this article:
Kumar V, Sinha J, Verma N, Nayan K, Saimbi C S, Tripathi AK. Scope of photodynamic therapy in periodontics.Indian J Dent Res 2015;26:439-442


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Kumar V, Sinha J, Verma N, Nayan K, Saimbi C S, Tripathi AK. Scope of photodynamic therapy in periodontics. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Apr 7 ];26:439-442
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