Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003033
Title: Photodynamic therapy in periodontitis - A short review
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Periodontal disease is caused by dental plaque biofilms. Periodontitis is a common disease that causes tooth loss, and chronic inflammation induced by bacterial infection which is the major cause of periodontium destruction. The treatment for periodontitis depends on removal of periodontopathogens and their toxic products. 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. PDT is based on the principle that a photoactivable substance that is a photosensitizer binds to the target cell and can be activated by light of suitable wavelength. The mechanism of PDT is based on the principle that a photoactivable material that is a photosensitizer binds to the target cell or microorganisms and can be activated by light of an appropriate wavelength. Most of the studies that are done revealed that PDT is most effective on combination with conventional scaling and root planning method. The reason for this review is to understand and provide information about PDT and extend knowledge of advanced laser therapy. The aim and objective of this review are to provide comprehensive information about PDT and its role in periodontitis

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    D. Shruthi, Antonette Rhea*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Antonette Rhea, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    D. Shruthi, Antonette Rhea*

    Title:Photodynamic therapy in periodontitis - A short review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 5 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3842-3846)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Antimicrobial, Periodontitis, Photosensitizer
    Research Materials:Photoactive dye

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Antimicrobial Periodontitis Photosensitizer Photoactive dye Wavelength

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