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Laser assisted periodontal treatment: from bactericidal effect to local modification of the host response
Author(s): Codruţa Ciurescu; Silvia Teslaru; Liviu Zetu; Daniel Ciurescu
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the present short-term study is to investigate efficiency of laser therapy as adjunct to conventional periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis. Methods. The study protocol included 44 patients (20 males, 24 females; age 45-60) with moderate and advanced chronic periodontitis, recruited in Private Clinic Krondent (Brasov, Romania). The patients were randomly assigned in two groups, one group (test-sites group, 22 patients) treated by ultrasonic scaling and root planning followed by laser therapy (940 nm diode laser and 2780 nm Er:Cr:YAG laser) and second group (control-sites group, 22 patients) treated only by ultrasonic scaling and root planning. All patients were submitted to initial evaluation, recording of bleeding on probing (BOP) and probing of pockets depth (PPD), oral hygiene instruction and motivation. Indices BOP and PPD for the assessed periodontal sites were also recorded at 8 weeks, 16 weeks and 24 weeks after treatment. Results. Periodontal inflammatory parameters PPD (PPD≥4mm) were significantly lower in test-sites group as compared with control-sites group at 2 months (82% vs. 90%), 4 months (42% vs. 62%), and 6 months (11% vs. 30%).Periodontal parameters BOP were lower among patients in control-sites group and test-sites group at 2 months (38% vs. 32%), and significantly lower in test-sites group at 4 months (42% vs.26%), and 6 months (44% vs. 24%). Conclusions. The additional use of laser therapy increases significantly the efficiency of periodontal treatment comparing with conventional periodontal therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700P (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2189324
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Codruţa Ciurescu, Krondent (Romania)
Silvia Teslaru, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Grigore T Popa Iasi (Romania)
Liviu Zetu, Univ. de Medicina si Farmacie Grigore T Popa Iasi (Romania)
Daniel Ciurescu, Transilvania Univ. of Brasov (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9670:
Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Darinca Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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