Healthy and functional teeth are important for digestion and also for cosmetic issues. Especially older people suffer from different orthodontal problems, e.g. periodontitis. This inflammation affects the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth and leads to a progressive loss of the alveolar bone with the worst being teeth loss. Today the treatment methods are limited and reach from antibiotic to surgery. But they are not effective. New studies showed that shockwaves can induce alveole bone regeneration and therefore give a better option for patients suffering from alveole bone degeneration caused by periodontitis. The results of the study "demonstrated effective regeneration of alveolar bone by ESWT and suggested that ESWT should be evaluated as an adjunct in the regeneration of periodontal tissues following periodontal disease." (Sathishkumar et al., 2008). This research shows that in the future the need of surgery and antibiotics can decrease through the application of shockwaves. Shockwaves also showed promising results in periipmlantitis. In this disease " [...] biofilm removal is essential to treat periimplantitis." (Müller et al., 2009). The study found out that shockwaves [are] able significantly reduce adherent bacteriaby three orders of magnitude (P ≤ 0.0001).
- Demir et al., 2021
Dose-related Effects of Extracorporeal shock waves on Orthodontic Tooth Movement in Rabbits
Göl et al., 2020
Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy: Which is More Effective in Bone Healing in Bisphosphonate Treatment?
Özkan et al., 2019
Effect of Electrohydraulic Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on the Repair of Bone Defects Grafted With Particulate Allografts.
Senel et al., 2019
The assessment of new bone formation induced by unfocused extracorporeal shock wave therapy applied on pre-surgical phase of distraction osteogenesis.
Ginini et al., 2019
Effects of Timing of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: An Experimental Study in a Rat Model
Özkan et al., 2018
The Effect of Unfocused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Bone Defect Healing in Diabetics
Bereket et al., 2018
The effect of different doses of extracorporeal shock waves on experimental model mandibular distraction
Atsawasuwan et al., 2018
Extracorporeal shockwave treatment impedes tooth movement in rats
Onger et al., 2017
Is it possible to change the duration of consolidation period in the distraction osteogenesis with the repetition of extracorporeal shock waves?
Cai et al., 2017
Effects of Shock Waves on Expression of IL-6, IL-8, MCP-1, and TNF-α Expression by Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts: An In Vitro Study
Hazan-Molina et al., 2016
The influence of shockwave therapy on orthodontic tooth movement induced in the rat
Falkensammer et al., 2016
Effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on pulpal blood flow after orthodontic treatment: a randomized clinical trial
Hazan-Molina et al., 2015
Periodontal cytokines profile under orthodontic force and extracorporeal shock wave stimuli in a rat model
Falkensammer et al., 2015
Impact of extracorporeal shockwave therapy on tooth mobility in adult orthodontic patients: a randomized single-center placebo-controlled clinical trial
Falkensammer et al. 2014
Impact of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on orthodontic tooth movement-a randomized clinical trial.
Falkensammer et al., 2014
Impact of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy on the stability of temporary anchorage devices in adults: a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Hazan-Molina et al., 2013
Assessment of IL-1β and VEGF concentration in a rat model during orthodontic tooth movement and extracorporeal shock wave therapy
Novak et al., 2008
Effects of low-energy shock waves on oral bacteria
Satishkumar et al., 2008
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Induces Alveolar Bone Regeneration