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Effects of 980 diode laser treatment combined with scaling and root planing on periodontal pockets in chronic periodontitis patients
Author(s): Alireza Fallah
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Paper Abstract

Objective: This study compared the effect of 980 Diode laser + scaling and root planing (SRP) versus SRP alone in the treatment of chronic periodontitis. Method: 21 healthy patients with moderate periodontitis with a probing depth of at least 5mm were included in the study. A total of 42 sites were treated during 6weeks with a combination of 980 Diode laser and SRP (21 sites) or SRP alone (21 sites). The gingival index (GI), probing pocket depth (PPD) and bleeding on probing (BOP) were examined at the baseline and after 6 weeks after the start of treatment. Results: Both groups showed statistically significant improvements in GI, BOP and PPD after treatment. The results also showed significant improvement from laser+ SRP group to SRP alone group. Conclusion: The present data suggest that treatment of chronic periodontitis with either 980 Diode laser + SRP or SRP alone results in statistically significant improvements in the clinical parameters. The combination of 980 Diode laser irradiation in the gingival sulcus and SRP, was significantly better as compared to SRP alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7549, Lasers in Dentistry XVI, 75490D (5 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846838
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Alireza Fallah, Aachen Institute for Laser Dentistry (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7549:
Lasers in Dentistry XVI
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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