Photodynamic Lasertherapy (PDT) in Periodontal Treatment (in Vivo)
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of the photodynamic therapy in periodontal patients
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Photodynamic Lasertherapy (PDT) in Periodontal Treatment (in Vivo)|
- pocket depth reduction
- attachmentlevel loss
|Study Start Date:||April 2004|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2005|
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of the photodynamic therapy in periodontal pockets and to assess the reduction of subgingival bacteria.
The first step will include the evaluation of the quantity of the light which will activate the photosensitizer in the various niches in the periodontal pocket.
The second step will evaluate the distribution of the photosensitizer in the periodontal pocket.
The third step will assess the woundhealing of the the photodynamic therapy compared to conventional periodontal therapy with an ultrasonic device.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00196456
|Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, 17489|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas Kocher, Prof.Dr.||Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald|