Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Jaiganesh Ramamurthy

Department of Periodontics, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Photodynamic Therapy in Comparison with Conventional Treatment for the Treatment of Periodontal Disease: A Clinical Trial
    Author(s): Iram Rafique Pawane* and Jaiganesh Ramamurthy

    Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical results of conventional non-surgical periodontal therapy with or without adjunct PDT in patients of chronic periodontitis. Materials and methods: 20 patients with chronic untreated periodontitis, (8 female, 12 male, mean aged: 36.35 years, all non-smokers, systemic diseases, including anti-inflammatory, blood stimulants, or systemic antibiotics, within the last 6 months were exempted from the criteria, previously untreated chronic periodontitis; in any quadrant at least 1 premolar and 1 molar with at least 4 teeth each; in each quadrant at least 1 tooth with an attachment loss of >3 mm were included in the study. The periodontal status of each subject was evaluated at baseline and 6 weeks following periodontal therapy. PDs, Clinical Attachment Level (CAL) were assesse.. View More»

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