Photodynamic therapy of persistent pockets in maintenance patients—a clinical study

@article{Rhling2009PhotodynamicTO,
  title={Photodynamic therapy of persistent pockets in maintenance patients—a clinical study},
  author={Andreas R{\"u}hling and Jutta Fanghaenel and Mohammad Houshmand and Alexander Kuhr and Peter Meisel and Christian Schwahn and Thomas Kocher},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={637-644}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the short-term performance of a session of single photodynamic therapy (PDT) and of a conventional ultrasonic debridement (UST) in persistent pockets of maintenance patients. In a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical study, patients with chronic periodontitis with at least two persistent pockets (>4 mm) were enrolled. They were treated either with UST (n = 29) or PDT (n = 25). Clinical and microbiological examinations were performed at… CONTINUE READING

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