Effects of Er: YAG laser compared to ultrasonic scaler in periodontal treatment: A 2-year follow-up split-mouth clinical study

Roberto Crespi, Paolo Capparè, Isabel Toscanelli, Enrico Gherlone, George E. Romanos

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this clinical study was to compare the results of non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease with an erbium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet (Er:YAG) laser to root debridement with an ultrasonic scaler. Methods: Twenty-five patients furnished two quadrants containing four teeth with probing depths (PD) >4 mm; the quadrants were divided equally between the right and left sides. On one side, teeth were treated by Er:YAG laser using 160 mJ/pulse at 10 Hz (test group); on the contralateral side, teeth were treated by ultrasonic scaler (control group). Clinical baseline data, including plaque index, gingival index, probing depth (PD), and clinical attachment level (CAL), were recorded before treatment and at 3 months and 1 and 2 years. Results: There were statistically significant differences in PD between the test and control groups for pockets of 1 to 4 mm (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1195-1200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Periodontology
Volume78
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Dental scaling
  • Laser
  • Periodontal disease
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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