An Advanced Study on the Utility of Photodynamic Therapy in Dentistry


In the discipline of dentistry, the twenty-first century has brought several significant improvements in science and technology, as well as a wide spectrum of unique treatment options available to dentists. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new non-invasive treatment procedure that uses photosensitizers, a specific wavelength of light, and the production of singlet oxygen and reactive oxygen species (ROS) to kill undesired eukaryotic cells (such as oral cancers) and harmful microbes. The goal of this chapter was to summarise the history andthe benefits, drawbacks, and future prospects of PDT in several domains of dentistry (oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, endodontics, preventive dentistry, periodontology, and implantology), highlighting advantages, drawbacks, and future perspectives

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Dr. Anette Stájer
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Szeged, Tisza Lajos körút 62-64, 6720 Szeged, Hungary

Dr. Márió Gajdács
Department of Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Szeged, Eötvös utca 6, 6720 Szeged, Hungary and Institute of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad tér 4, 1089 Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Zoltán Baráth
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Szeged, Tiszta Lajos körút 62-64, 6720 Szeged, Hungary.

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