In vitro efficacy of cold atmospheric pressure plasma on S. sanguinis biofilms in comparison of two test models

Susanne Gorynia, Ina Koban, Rutger Matthes, Alexander Welk, Sabine Gorynia, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Thomas Kocher & Axel Kramer
Dental plaque critically affects the etiology of caries, periodontitis and periimplantitis. The mechanical removal of plaque can only be performed partially due to limited accessibility. Therefore, plaque still represents one of the major therapeutic challenges. Even though antiseptic mouth rinses reduce the extent of biofilm temporarily, plaque removal remains incomplete and continuous usage can even result in side effects. Here we tested argon plasma produced by kinpen09 as one option to inactivate microorganisms and to...