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dc.contributor.authorChoe, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBalhaddad, Abdulrahman A
dc.contributor.authorFisher, John P
dc.contributor.authorMelo, Mary Anne S
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Huang-Chiao
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-13T13:53:49Z
dc.date.available2021-05-13T13:53:49Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/15644
dc.description.abstractDental implants are the most common rehabilitation and restorative treatment used to replace missing teeth. Biofilms adhere to implant surfaces to trigger implant-associated infection and inflammatory response. Clinically, the biofilm induces a local host response with the infiltration of phagocytic immune cells. The pro-inflammatory surroundings set off osteoclastogenesis, which leads to the septic loosening of the implant. The standard of dental care for implant-associated infection relies on a combination of surgery and antimicrobial therapy. Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy is a noninvasive and photochemistry-based approach capable of reducing bacterial load and modulating inflammatory responses. In this review, we explore the photobiomodulation and disinfection outcomes promoted by photodynamic therapy for implant infections, highlighting the quality of evidence on the most up-to-date studies, and discuss the major challenges on the advance of these therapeutic strategies. © 2021 American Society for Photobiologyen_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1111/php.13434en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPhotochemistry and Photobiologyen_US
dc.rights© 2021 American Society for Photobiology.en_US
dc.subject.meshPhotochemotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Implantsen_US
dc.titlePhotodynamic Therapy for Biomodulation and Disinfection in Implant Dentistry: Is It Feasible and Effective?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/php.13434
dc.identifier.pmid33876438
dc.source.countryUnited States


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