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Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for periodontal pockets: a review
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Paper Abstract

The applications of lasers in medicine, both in the field of diagnosis and treatment are gaining momentum. In dentistry in particular, numerous types of lasers with a wide range of characteristics are being utilized in all fields. In consequence, a lot of experience and knowledge has been gained in the last two decades in this domain; this resulted in the development of novel technologies and devices. A brief overview is made in the first part of this article on these topics. The treatment of periodontal disease with laser therapy is pointed out, as well as the photodynamic therapy which is using LLLT for the activation of the sensitizing gel that is introduced in the periodontal pockets. This paper reviews also the application of photodynamic therapy in clinical trials which have different results; a standardization of the protocol utilized for this procedure is concluded to be necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700K (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2192010
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Valentin Pribac, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Carmen Todea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Virgil-Florin Duma, Aurel Vlaicu Univ. of Arad (Romania)
Politehnica Univ. of Timisoara (Romania)
Univ. of West Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9670:
Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Darinca Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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