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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Management of Oral Leukoplakia with Photodynamic Therapy


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Author Details : Sujata K. Satoskar, Aarathi S Shenoy, Sapna Raut Dessai

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 99-101


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Abstract

Premalignant lesions like Oral Lichen Planus (OLP), Oral Leukoplakia (OL) has a fair probability of transforming into malignancy and they are perverse toward conventional therapies. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been considered as an alternative/ complimentary therapeutic modality for the management of premalignant lesions. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a noninvasive method for the treatment of premalignant lesions and head and neck. The principle of PDT is a nonthermal photochemical reaction, which requires the simultaneous presence of a photosensitising drug (photosensitiser), oxygen, and visible light. After a period to allow the photosensitiser to collect in the target tissue, the photosensitiser is activated by exposure to low-power visible light of a drug-specific wavelength. PDT is a cold photochemical reaction, and the photosensitising agents are of inherently low systemic toxicity. This article describes the role of non-surgical management of Oral Leukoplakia with use of Photodynamic Therapy.

Keywords:
Oral Leukoplakia, PDT, ALA, Monochromatic red light, Mucosa

How to cite : Satoskar S K, Shenoy A S, Dessai S R, Management of Oral Leukoplakia with Photodynamic Therapy. Int J Oral Health Dent 2016;2(2):99-101

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