The effect of photodynamic therapy for periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Azarpazhooh2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of photodynamic therapy for periodontitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Amir Azarpazhooh and Prakesh S. Shah and Howard C. Tenenbaum and Michael B. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={4-14}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this review was to evaluate the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for periodontitis in adults as a primary mode of treatment or as an adjunct to non-surgical treatment of scaling and root planing (SRP) compared to a conventional non-surgical SRP treatment. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, other relevant databases, and the International Pharmaceutical Abstracts were searched from their inception until May 2009 for randomized controlled trials of PDT compared… CONTINUE READING