Sajjad Ashnagar

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Peri-implantitis is a state defined as an inflammatory reaction around osseointegrated implants, leading to progressive loss of supporting bone. Various treatment methods are suggested in the treatment of peri-implantitis and clinicians have to choose a method over a large number of treatment protocols. Lasers have shown promising therapeutic effect in(More)
Bisphosphonates (BPs) are drugs commonly used in the treatment of various disease arising or affecting bone tissue. There is a standard use in bone neoplasia and metastasis, hormonal and developmental disorders as well as for compensation of adverse effects in several medical therapies. Many in-vivo and in-vitro studies have assessed the efficacy of this(More)
AIM Candida species are opportunistic fungi, among which, Candida albicans is the most important species responsible for infections in immunocompromised patients with invasive fungal disease. Resistance of Candida species to antifungal drugs has led scientists to pay more attention to traditional medicine herbs. Due to the limitations in the treatment of(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of an Aloe vera mouthwash with a benzydamine mouthwash in the alleviation of radiation- induced mucositis in head and neck cancer patients using a triple-blind, randomised controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six eligible head and neck cancer patients who were to receive conventional radiation therapy at the(More)
Despite the increasing demand for fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) posts, their bonding to root canals is still subject to debate. Endodontic sealers may affect the bond strength between fiber posts and root canal dentin. Aim: To compare the effects of different sealers on fiber post bond strength. Methods: Sixty teeth were divided into 4 groups according(More)
OBJECTIVES Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease. Its treatment is often symptomatic and includes topical and systemic corticosteroids. Although corticosteroid therapy is usually successful, it has side effects and thus, an alternative treatment is favorable. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of topical curcumin(More)
AIM Low molecular weight derivatives of heparin have been recently suggested for the treatment of different diseases including oral lichen planus (OLP) due to their effectiveness and limited side effects. However, no studies have concerned the effectiveness of these agents in the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). The present study then aimed(More)
Introduction: Today, bleaching is a routine noninvasive alternative for treatment of discolored teeth. The aim of this study was to determine whether conventional or laser activated bleaching predispose teeth to develop caries or not. Methods: Sixty human molars were mounted on acrylic cylinders and their Knoop microhardness (KHN) as well as DIAGNOdent (DD)(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for pain reduction after midpalatal expansion in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty male Sprague six-week old rats weighing 180±10g were divided into seven groups (two experimental groups of 24 rats and one control group of 12 rats). The(More)
Rehabilitation of periodontal support is the main goal of therapies for periodontitis. Hand instrumentation with curettes, piezoelectric ultrasonic scalers and lasers, such as Er,Cr:YSGG, are used for this purpose. This study was designed to evaluate human gingival fibroblast viability attachment to root surfac after modification with the mentioned(More)