Anti-infective therapy of peri-implantitis with adjunctive local drug delivery or photodynamic therapy: six-month outcomes of a prospective randomized clinical trial

Clinical Oral Implants Research, 05/11/2012

In cases of initial peri–implantitis, non–surgical mechanical debridement with adjunctive use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) is equally effective in the reduction of mucosal inflammation as with the adjunctive use of minocycline microspheres up to 6months. Adjunctive PDT may represent an alternative treatment modality in the non–surgical management of initial peri–implantitis. Complete resolution of inflammation, however, was not routinely achieved with either of the adjunctive therapies.

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