2021 Volume 9 Issue 3

PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY - THE LIGHT WITH THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL: A CASE SERIES


Pramod Kumar, T Prasanth, T S Satisha, Nitin Gupta, Sumita Manandhar
Abstract

Photodynamic therapy is a modern, rapidly evolving discipline for treating various diseases & conditions. It is a light-mediated photochemical reaction involving the activation of photosensitizing compounds leading to the generation of cytotoxic reactive oxygen species. Photodynamic therapy represents a non-invasive, non-toxic, repeatable procedure without causing any collateral damage and is used for treating periodontal and peri-implant diseases by causing light-activated microbial killing and also in the treatment of various oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). Photodynamic therapy was performed using an application of photosensitizing dye (1% methylene blue) and a low-level diode laser (660nm at 50mW) for one minute. Three different modalities i.e., management of periodontitis, peri-implantitis & oral lichen planus are showcased in this case series where PDT was effective in improving the clinical parameters of periodontitis & peri-implantitis cases and overall clinical improvement of symptoms in case of oral lichen planus. Thus, proving the PDT as a promising treatment adjunctive.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Kumar P, Prasanth T, Satisha TS, Gupta N, Manandhar S. Photodynamic Therapy - The Light With Therapeutic Potential: A Case Series. Ann Dent Spec. 2021;9(3):72-6. https://doi.org/10.51847/z1k7TMW8P0
APA
Kumar, P., Prasanth, T., Satisha, T. S., Gupta, N., & Manandhar, S. (2021). Photodynamic Therapy - The Light With Therapeutic Potential: A Case Series. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(3),72-76. https://doi.org/10.51847/z1k7TMW8P0
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