Photodynamic Therapy: The Imminent
Milieu For Treating Oral Lesions
Dr. Samapika Routray,
Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, GITAM Dental
College & Hospital, Gandhinagar Campus, Rushikonda,
Vishakapatanam, Andhra Pradesh-530045, India.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is used in curative and palliative treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and other oral lesions. Oral infections (such as mucosal and endodontic infections, periodontal diseases, caries, and peri-implantitis) are among the specific targets where PDT can be applied Photodynamic therapy (PDT) efficacy depends on the local dose deposited in the lesion as well as oxygen availability in the lesion. Further long-term clinical studies are necessary in establishing a more specific place of the technique in the field of dentistry.