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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Evaluation of the antimicrobial effect of photodynamic antimicrobial therapy in an in situ model of dentine caries
Author: Lima, JPM
de Melo, MAS
Borges, FMC
Teixeira, AH
Steiner-Oliveira, C
dos Santos, MN
Rodrigues, LKA
Zanin, ICJ
Abstract: Photodynamic antimicrobial therapy (PACT) promotes bacterial death as a result of the photosensitization of microbial components. This study evaluated the effect of PACT on dentine caries produced in situ. Over the course of 14 d, 20 volunteers wore intra-oral devices containing human dentine slabs that were treated 10 times daily with a 40% sucrose solution. Afterwards, the antimicrobial effect of toluidine blue O, associated with 47 or 94 J cm-2 of a light-emitting diode, was evaluated. Before and after the treatments, dentine samples were analysed with regard to the total number of microorganisms, total streptococci, mutans streptococci, and lactobacilli. Significant reductions in the bacterial count were observed for PACT with both energy densities tested, with the following values observed for 47 and 94 J cm-2 of irradiation: for total streptococci, 3.45 and 5.18; for mutans streptococci, 3.08 and 4.16; for lactobacilli, 3.24 and 4.66; and for total microorganisms, 4.29 and 5.43, respectively. The control, treated with 94 J cm-2 of irradiation alone, was also effective against all bacteria. To conclude, PACT was effective in killing oral microorganisms present in dentine caries produced in situ and may be a useful technique for eliminating bacteria from dentine carious lesions before restoration.
Subject: dentine caries
microbiological analysis
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Citation: European Journal Of Oral Sciences. Wiley-blackwell, v. 117, n. 5, n. 568, n. 574, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2009
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