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Periodontology and periimplantitis –
Photothermal therapy greenlighted

perio green® can remove the need for antibiotics and be used as prevention.

The perio green® therapy may be performed by dental hygienists and dental assistants.

The laser elexxion pico lite is additionally a fully functional soft laser (LLLT) e.g. Herpes labialis, aphthous ulcers, etc.

perio green® – because elexxion relies on science!
Photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy are not the same thing – the systems differ considerably. More than any other company, elexxion has consistently relied on science from the initial idea to market launch, from the Petri dish to the patient’s mouth. The photothermal effect achieved with perio green® is therefore guaranteed – a guarantee for me, but also for my patients!
Dr. Georg Bach, Freiburg im Breisgau

Photothermal Therapy (PTT) is a pioneering alternative to standard treatment methods that is as gentle as it is effective. Due to the perio green® dye, perio green® works faster than any other method and requires the least amount of effort – powerful and gentle.

perio green® adheres to the plasma proteins in the membranes of the bacteria cells and dyes them.

perio green® is activated by laser with a wavelength of 780 – 820 nm (the diode laser by elexxion).

With just 300 mW, local, imperceptible thermal heat peaks are created and destroy the bacteria.

perio green® stands out for its short treatment time, the absence of unwelcoming dyeing and its simple as well as gentle application.

One pack of perio green® contains:

20 tablets perio green® 0.2 mg

With the following lasers can perfectly apply perrio green®:

  • elexxion pico
  • elexxion nano
  • elexxion claros®

perio green® stands out for its short treatment time, the absence of unwelcoming dyeing and its simple as well as gentle application.

1. Mixing

  • Dissolution of the active ingredient pill in the supplied sterile mixing bottle
  • Filling the disposable syringe with the finished solution (pink cannula)

Duration: approx. 1 minute

2. Application

  • Applying the solution with the disposable syringe (using the green cannula) in periodontal pockets, on implant surfaces, etc. (recommended method: application in quadrants)

Duration: approx. 2 minutes

3. Soaking phase

  • The solution with the active ingredient attaches to the bacterial cell membranes and dyes them, sensitising the bacteria.

Duration: approx. 2 minutes

4. Rinsing

  • Rinsing off excess active ingredients
  • The green dyed bacteria remain on the gum and teeth.

Duration: approx. 1 minute

5. Activation

  • Active ingredient is activated through laser light energy.
  • Dyed bacteria are destroyed.

Duration: approx. 1 minute

PDT or PTT – What’s the difference?
For a practicing dentist who has gotten to know the benefits of PDT in daily routine in periodontology or endodontics, and who has established the long-term positive therapeutic effect, this legal definition is difficult to determine – after all, we are confronted with a Federal Supreme Court ruling that presents photodynamic therapy as ethical, meaning nearly all products on the dental medicine market labeled as PDT and circulated as medical products need to be examined with regard to approval. For the practitioner, the question therefore arises whether a switch should be made to photothermal therapy (PTT) due to this legal problem and the fact that the therapeutic results are similar in the area of germ disinfection in endodontics and periodontology.

Dr. Marcus Engelschalk

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published on zwp-online.info on 24.5.2013

PerioGreen – because elexxion relies on science!
Photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy are not the same thing – the systems differ considerably. More than any other company, elexxion has consistently relied on science from the initial idea to market launch, from the Petri dish to the patient’s mouth. The photothermal effect achieved with perio green® is therefore guaranteed – a guarantee for me, but also for my patients!

Dr. Georg Bach, Freiburg im Breisgau

PTT has been an integral part of my periodontitis concept for a long time. Now that we’ve introduced perio green®, we can also use our two elexxion lasers for highly effective PPT. It works reliably even in difficult cases.

Dr. Hubert Stieve, Rendsburg

In our dental office, we have been successfully using perio green® for about a year in periodontal therapy. In collaboration with several offices in a multicenter study, we have been able to demonstrate the clinical success of the product and presented it at the recent conference of the World Federation of Laser Dentistry in Brussels. With perio green, we are able to achieve a significantly better result in periodontal therapy than as with the previous conventional therapy, without systemic antibiotics and side-effects.

Dr. Ralf Borchers, M.Sc., Bünde

When a vision becomes reality, is that a revolution?

A report by Martin Klarenaar, CEO of elexxion in Singen

Some time ago, I spoke with a dental assistant named Melanie (DH) in an office I visited. She said to this effect: “My job is to monitor the oral hygiene of my patients and I offer PTC for this. A good thing, in my opinion, but unfortunately not every patient takes advantage of it. And, in most cases, there is already some kind of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, I myself don’t have a remedy I could use to directly help my patients. I then refer them to my boss. Sometimes I wish I had a magical paste that I could just apply to the teeth and which would help to heal them.”

That was in 2004. Today, nearly 10 years later, certainly more patients take advantage of professional tooth cleaning. Back then, elexxion did not yet have a magic remedy to offer. We were still in the early stages of developing perio green®. And, to be honest, I didn’t think we would be able to offer such a solution in 2013.

In 2004, there were already “photodynamic agents” such as methylene blue and others. But what repeatedly prevented us from jumping on this bandwagon was the effect of a quite aggressive singlet oxygen and the activation with a laser that needed to emit in watt range and not in milliwatts. We were already able to achieve this back then with our lasers, without needing to use a sensitizer.  Continue…

Green is gentle, highly effective and can be delegated.

Now, after 9 years of work, the moment has finally arrived. perio green® is here and as Dr. Georg Bach from Freiburg once wrote: “elexxion has relied on science from the very beginning, from the Petri dish to the mouth.” Expert teams have formed a study group; the University of Bonn is in the final phase of its study on perio green®.

One thing is already certain today: perio green® works, and it works through a photothermal process rather than a chemical one (PDT). You and your patients will appreciate it!

With just 300 mW (soft laser), ultra-short thermal heat peaks are created that are barely perceptible for the patient. This breaks up the cell walls to which perio green® has adhered (only on the harmful bacteria). Healthy cells do not take on the dye and can be simply rinsed with water. There is no unattractive discoloration as with other treatments.

perio green is a medical product that only takes effect with a laser.

Somebody once said:
“Martin, when you talk about perio green® it sounds like you have invented a magic cure.”

And, in fact, I have a developed a love for this product. In many ways, it is magic; you could drink large quantities of it and it wouldn’t be harmful at all. It simply passes through the body. But when activated with the right wavelength, composition and application, it has a targeted, destructive effect on the exact pathogens.