Effects of toluidine blue-mediated photodynamic therapy on periopathogens and periodontal biofilm: in vitro evaluation.

@article{Nastri2010EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of toluidine blue-mediated photodynamic therapy on periopathogens and periodontal biofilm: in vitro evaluation.},
  author={Livia Nastri and Giovanna Donnarumma and Claudia Porzio and Vincenza de Gregorio and Maria Antonietta Tufano and Fulvia Caruso and Clelia Mazza and Rosario Serpico},
  journal={International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          1125-32
        }
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a selective modality of killing targeted cells, mostly known for its application in neoplasms. PDT can be considered to be an alternative method for the elimination of periodontal bacteria from the pocket without harms for the resident tissues. Therefore, PDT may replace systemic antibiotics and enhance the effect of mechanical treatments of periodontal defects. This effort focused on the in vitro sensitization of periopathogens (Aggregatibacter… CONTINUE READING

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