Kömerik et al (2003) proved the lethal efficiency of toluidine blue, used as photosensitizer, against P. gingivalis. Pagonis et al (2009) reasoned that the antimicrobial efficiency of the photoactivated disinfection is a promising adjunct to chemical disinfection in endodontics. Lima et al. (2009) eliminated bacteria successfully from carious dentin. Our research group has been dealing with the PAD™ Plus technology a fairly long time. It has achieved excellent results. The potential of the PAD™ Plus technology is extremely diverse which enables a better and optimized disinfection in the fields of periodontics, endodontics, implantology and restorative dentistry.
PAD™ provides a means of reducing the extent of surgical interventions in dentistry.
There is the impression of faster healing and less post-operative pain after endodontic treatment of apical periodontitis with PAD Plus. Scientific study is ongoing.
PAD™ is an effective alternative therapy for disruption and destruction of periodontal pathogens
It is known that endodontic success rates are higher if the root canal system is rendered bacteria free prior to obturation. PAD has been shown to achieve this so why not give every case the best possible chance of a good outcome?
With PAD, we obtain a field of high level disinfection throughout the root canal without the potential risks inherent in the use of hypochloride irrigations, and this is achieved safely and comfortably for both the patient and the clinician.