Optimization of treatment and prevention of generalized periodontal diseases with the use of transgingival photoactived disinfection

Keywords: periodontitis, transgingival photoactivated disinfection, irradiation nozzle, therapeutic complex, protocol


The aim of the study is to develop protocols for the treatment and prevention of generalized periodontal disease using a nozzle that designed for transgingival photosensitizer activation.

Methods. Analysis of available variants of irradiation nozzles for photoactivated disinfection. Circuit design and construction of authors’ irradiation nozzle for transgingival photosensitizer activation.

Results. Based on the analysis of data, there was developed a nozzle design that allows treating periodontium areas within 4-6 teeth, evenly distributes the required power of laser radiation, and can be used in hard-to-reach areas of the oral cavity. Based on the above calculations, a nozzle for transgingival photosensitizer activation was created (jointly with Fotonika Plus, PE). To optimize the PAD procedure, there was created a protocol of transgingival photoactivated disinfection to be applied at the stage of professional oral hygiene, using the created irradiation nozzle NOU-9 of authors’ design, and diode 2 W laser LIKA-surgeon with a wavelength of 660 nm. The result is the accelerated procedure of transgingival photoactivated disinfection.

Conclusions. The development of photoactivated disinfection technology allows supplementing the traditional treatment of generalized periodontal diseases. Studies of non-invasive, transgingival method of photosensitizer activation have recently become popular. This, in turn, carries a lower probability of cross-infection and less traumatization of periodontal tissues during the manipulation. The use of PAD cannot lead to resistance of the microflora in contrast to pharmacological antibacterial preparations. Carrying out PAD does not require any complex manual skills, the purchase of expensive equipment, provides an opportunity for widespread introduction of technology. The use of the therapeutic complex and protocols of PAD that were developed can significantly reduce the duration of the procedure, resulting in improved comfort for both the doctor and the patient. The NOU-9 irradiation nozzle allows reaching hard-to-reach areas of the oral cavity, distributing laser radiation efficiently and evenly on periodontal tissues. The LIKA-surgeon 2 W laser with a wavelength of 660 nm provides the operating parameters required to activate the photosensitizer. Due to low-intensity radiation, it is possible to enhance regenerative processes in the periodontium after traumatic intervention. Clinical studies on the antibacterial efficacy of the technology are ongoing


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Author Biographies

Valerii Burhonskyi, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Department of Dentistry

Sviatoslav Mykolaichuk, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

Department of Dentistry

Valeriy Voitsekhovych, Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ; Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)

Department of Coherent and Quantum Optics


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Burhonskyi, V., Mykolaichuk, S., Voitsekhovych, V., Kholin , V., & Reva , A. (2021). Optimization of treatment and prevention of generalized periodontal diseases with the use of transgingival photoactived disinfection. EUREKA: Health Sciences, (2), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.21303/2504-5679.2021.001614
Medicine and Dentistry