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Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy as an Adjunct Treatment for Periodontal Disease in Down's Syndrome Patients

2016-10-20 03:23:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as an adjuvant of scaling and root planning for treatment of periodontal disease in patients with Down's Syndrome. After scaling and root planning, half of patients received antimicrobial photodynamic therapy with methylene blue dye and laser and the sessions were repeated after 3, 7 and 14 days. The other half received only scaling and root planning.

Description

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) has been widely used in Periodontics to obtain reduction of periodontopathogenic bacteria with absence of systemic side effects and minimal bacterial resistance. Therefore, a good adjuvant alternative for periodontal disease treatment arises, especially for patients with Down syndrome (DS) who present greater severity and high prevalence of periodontal disease. Usually aPDT is used as an adjunct therapy to scaling and root planning.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Periodontal Diseases

Intervention

Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy, Scaling and root planning, red laser, methylene blue dye

Location

Bauru School of Dentistry
Bauru
Sao Paulo
Brazil
17012-901

Status

Completed

Source

University of Sao Paulo

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-20T03:23:21-0400

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