The application of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in dentistry: a critical review.

@article{Carrera2016TheAO,
  title={The application of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in dentistry: a critical review.},
  author={Emanuelle Teixeira Carrera and H{\'e}rcules Bezerra Dias and S{\^a}mia Cruz Tfaile Corbi and Rosemary A C Marcantonio and Ad{\'i}lson C{\'e}sar Abreu Bernardi and Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato and Genevi{\`e}ve L{\'e}tourneau and Alessandra N S Rastelli},
  journal={Laser physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 12}
}
In recent years there have been an increasing number of in vitro and in vivo studies that show positive results regarding antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) used in dentistry. These include applications in periodontics, endodontics, and mucosal infections caused by bacteria present as biofilms. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy is a therapy based on the combination of a non-toxic photosensitizer (PS) and appropriate wavelength visible light, which in the presence of oxygen is activated… CONTINUE READING
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