A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical debridement versus conventional mechanical debridement in periodontal flap surgery: a clinical and microbiological study.

@article{Gokhale2012ACE,
  title={A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical debridement versus conventional mechanical debridement in periodontal flap surgery: a clinical and microbiological study.},
  author={Sneha R Gokhale and Ashvini Mukul Padhye and Girish Byakod and Sanjay Jain and Vikram V Padbidri and Sumanth Shivaswamy},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={598-603}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Research has shown that mechanical methods of periodontal therapy alone may fail to eliminate the tissue-invasive pathogenic flora; therefore, considerable attention has been given to adjunctive antimicrobial measures. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of diode laser as an adjunct to mechanical debridement in periodontal flap surgery, on the basis of clinical parameters and microbiological analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 patients… CONTINUE READING