Phototherapeutics in Periodontics

Pappu, Rachana and Varghese, Jothi M (2018) Phototherapeutics in Periodontics. International Journal of Clinical Dentistry, 11 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1939 - 5833

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The earliest records dealing with human diseases and their treatment make a special mention of periodontal diseases and the necessity for treating them. With the available evidences, the primary role of bacteria in the etiology of periodontal diseases is overt. Treatments have been varied, yet traditional debridement to disrupt the subgingival flora and provide clean, smooth and biologically compatible root surfaces is still the mainstay. Along with the prevailing mechanical therapy, various anti-infectious remedies are also being attempted to tackle these microbes. However there is a growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, which limits their use in the treatment of periodontal diseases. The above mentioned issues justify the search for alternative adjunctive antibacterial strategy, i.e., use of laser based photodynamic therapy [PDT] so as to achieve efficacious outcome in periodontal and as well as peri-implant diseases.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2018 10:12
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2018 10:12

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