Periodontal Photonic Therapy

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

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Department of Periodontology, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 16 Universitatii Str., 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: periodontitis etiopathogeny; periodontal medicine; periodontal surgery; periodontal adjunctive treatment
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Faculty of Dental Medicine, Department of Periodontology, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: periodontal risk factors; periodontal non-surgical therapy; periodontal adjunctive treatment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a sincere pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to our Special Issue “Periodontal Photonic Therapy”. This issue is designed to reflect the latest data in the particular field of photonic therapy as an option for periodontal treatment.

Photonic therapy is based on the use of a light-radiation source to improve the periodontal status of patients, in different stages of periodontal therapy. Various technologies and methods have been developed for ablative or photomodulation periodontal therapeutic approaches. While ablative lasers are mainly used in periodontal surgical therapy, low-level energy sources have applications either in modulation, through anti-inflammatory, analgesic action, reducing local oedema, and improving peripheral microcirculation; or by disinfecting periodontal pockets, with or without the use of photosensitizers. Although these aspects have been extensively investigated, there is an ongoing search for clear therapeutic protocols, involving the setting parameters and substances, with predictable results in periodontal therapy.

All systematic reviews, review articles, research articles, clinical articles, case reports, and techniques on advanced technologies and materials using the various methods of photonic therapy are of interest for this Special Issue. The editorial board is looking forward to receiving your valuable research work.

Dr. Irina-Georgeta Sufaru
Dr. Sorina Mihaela Solomon
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Keywords

  • periodontal surgery 
  • laser
  • LED
  • photodynamic therapy
  • photosensitizer
  • adjunctive therapy

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Case Report
Repeated Daily Use of Dual-Light Antibacterial Photodynamic Therapy in Periodontal Disease—A Case Report
by Katherina Trujiilo, Ismo T. Räisänen, Timo Sorsa and Tommi Pätilä
Dent. J. 2022, 10(9), 163; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj10090163 - 1 Sep 2022
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Good oral hygiene at home is the foundation for optimal treatment response and long-term periodontal disease control. Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) provides a very potent adjunctive treatment for plaque control. However, the literature regarding repeated aPDT use is sparse. aPDT has been a [...] Read more.
Good oral hygiene at home is the foundation for optimal treatment response and long-term periodontal disease control. Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) provides a very potent adjunctive treatment for plaque control. However, the literature regarding repeated aPDT use is sparse. aPDT has been a modality applied mainly in the dental office environment, and when applied once a year or every few months, the results have been usually disappointing. Recently, LED development has brought aPDT for repeated and practical use at home. We present the very positive results and clinical outcome of daily applied dual-light aPDT-technology treatment in conjunction with mechanical cleaning of a 78-year-old male patient with severe periodontal disease (Stage IV and Grade B). Full article
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