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Photodynamic therapy in periodontology: a systematic review
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There are limited clinical trials that deal with the influence of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in addition to conventional scaling and root planing (SRP), due to the clinical and biological parameters of periodontitis. The scope of this review is to evaluate the interest for photodynamic therapy (PDT) over the last 10 years, as an alternative to traditional methods, more comfortable for all patients. Randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, in the last 10 years were identified, all of them having PDT compared to conventional non-surgical treatment as FMD and medication. Data on changes in clinical and microbiological parameters were extracted. Screening, data abstraction and quality assessment were conducted. There were clinical heterogeneities among included studies. PDT as an independent treatment or as an adjunct to SRP did not demonstrate major statistically or clinically significant advantages. Combined therapy of PDT + SRP indicated a probable efficacy in CAL gain or probing depth reduction.

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Date Published: 10 August 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10831, Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 108310B (10 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2285204
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Ioana-Roxana Munteanu M.D., Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Carmen Todea M.D., Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Ruxandra-Elena Luca M.D., Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
Daliana Emanuela Mocuta M.D., Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10831:
Seventh International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Carmen Todea M.D.; Adrian Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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