Effects of Photodynamic Therapy with Indocyanine Green on Streptococcus Mutans Biofilm.

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Summary of "Effects of Photodynamic Therapy with Indocyanine Green on Streptococcus Mutans Biofilm."

The current procedures for treating tooth decay are not always guaranteed to successfully remove all microorganisms which cause disease. For elimination of bacteria and prevention of their effects, different methods are recommended, such as antibacterial materials and cavity disinfectants. The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial activity of the photodynamic therapy (PDT) using diode laser with indocyanin green (ICG) on Streptococcus (S.) mutans biofilm with conventional methods.


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Name: Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy
ISSN: 1873-1597


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