Full-mouth antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in Fusobacterium nucleatum-infected periodontitis patients.

@article{Sigusch2010FullmouthAP,
  title={Full-mouth antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in Fusobacterium nucleatum-infected periodontitis patients.},
  author={Bernd W. Sigusch and Marcus Engelbrecht and Andrea Voelpel and Anne Holletschke and Wolfgang Pfister and Juliane Sch{\"u}tze},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={975-81}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to clinically and microbiologically evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy (PDT) as a full-mouth procedure in Fusobacterium nucleatum-infected patients with periodontitis. METHODS In the present study, PDT is administered adjuvantly after scaling and root planing (SRP) to patients with localized chronic periodontitis (LCP). Twenty-four patients, in whom only F. nucleatum was detected by baseline polymerase chain reaction (PCR) after SRP, were… CONTINUE READING

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