Photodynamic therapy in dentistry.

@article{Konopka2007PhotodynamicTI,
  title={Photodynamic therapy in dentistry.},
  author={Krystyna Konopka and Tomasz Gośliński},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 8},
  pages={694-707}
}
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), also known as photoradiation therapy, phototherapy, or photochemotherapy, involves the use of a photoactive dye (photosensitizer) that is activated by exposure to light of a specific wavelength in the presence of oxygen. The transfer of energy from the activated photosensitizer to available oxygen results in the formation of toxic oxygen species, such as singlet oxygen and free radicals. These very reactive chemical species can damage proteins, lipids, nucleic acids… CONTINUE READING
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