To analyze the available scientific evidence on the effects of photodynamic therapy with scaling
and root planning on aggressive periodontitis. A broad literature search was performed using both
electronic database and hand search. The databases like MEDLINE, COCHRANECENTRAL, GOOGLE
SCHOLARS, EBSCO and PROQUEST were used for online search. Hand search was performed in the
institute library, articles that satisfied the inclusion criteria comparing effectiveness of photodynamic
therapy on aggressive periodontitis were selected. Included studies were subjected to critical analysis
following the Cochrane Collaboration tool for evaluating the risk of bias. The initial search resulted in 112
articles; our final review included 8 articles. Out of 8 studies 6 studies showed photodynamic therapy as an
adjunct to scaling and root planning was effective than scaling and root planning. 1 study showed
antibiotics with scaling and root planning was effective than photodynamic therapy.1 study did not show
any significant changes after photodynamic therapy. With the constraints of limited available literature
photodynamic therapy is effective with scaling and root planning for the management of aggressive
periodontitis. But, the antibiotics with scaling and root planning show a greater impact on the clinical
outcomes of aggressive periodontitis


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Issue: Vol 5 No 10 (2017)
Page No.: 7177-7185
Section: Articles
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18535/ijsrm/v5i10.03

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Reddy.V, D., Reddy.V, D., R.V.S, D. K., K.M, D., & G, D. (2017). Effect of Photodynamic Therapy on Aggressive Periodontitis - A Systematic Review. International Journal of Scientific Research and Management, 5(10), 7177-7185. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.18535/ijsrm/v5i10.03

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