Photodynamic therapy is one of the effective methods of modern dentistry, which is successfully used in the treatment of periodontitis and gum disease. One of the main causes of gum disease is the influence of bacteria. It`s recommended to visit a dentist once every six months to perform professional teeth cleaning and other useful procedures to prevent the development of inflammatory processes. Photodynamic therapy has an effective antimicrobial effect and is used in complex periodontal treatment.
How photodynamic therapy works
In Avanto clinics for photodynamic therapy we use a laser and products Perio Green or Emundo (photosensitizers) that are introduced into the parodontal recess and accumulating in foci of inflammation paint them in a bright color. These medicines act locally, and the cumulative effect persists throughout the entire period of treatment. Under the influence of laser radiation, these substances are activated, followed by the formation of oxygen and free radicals, which destroy bacteria. Bright dye after the procedure is easily washed off the teeth. Photodynamic therapy takes 40-60 minutes and is held in 2 sessions with a break of 7 days. Then the procedure can be carried out once every 3-6 months on the recommendation of a doctor.
Indications for photodynamic therapy
- Complex treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis;
- Inflammation of an alveolar socket tooth removal (alveolitis);
- Inflammation of bone and soft tissues after dental implantation (peri-implant pathology);
- surgical complications.
Advantages of photodynamic therapy in Avanto clinics
In Avanto clinics, the photodynamic therapy is painless and is carried out in comfortable conditions for the patient. The drugs used are hypoallergenic and have no side effects.
The photodynamic therapy is allowed to children from 7 years of age, especially with hypertrophic gingivitis or during the period of wearing bars and brackets.
The use of this technique in the complex treatment of gum diseases allows you to avoid taking antibiotics, to ensure sterility in the inflammation and to carry out an effective restoration of healthy oral tissues.