Clinical and microbiologic follow-up evaluations after non-surgical periodontal treatment with erbium:YAG laser and scaling and root planing.

@article{Lopes2010ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and microbiologic follow-up evaluations after non-surgical periodontal treatment with erbium:YAG laser and scaling and root planing.},
  author={Beatriz Maria Val{\'e}rio Lopes and Let{\'i}cia Helena Theodoro and Rafaela Fernanda Melo and Gloria Maria de Azevedo Thompson and Rosemary Adriana Chi{\'e}rici Marcantonio},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={682-91}
}
BACKGROUND This study compared erbium-doped: yttrium, aluminum, and garnet (Er:YAG) laser irradiation (100 mJ/pulse; 10 Hz; 12.9 J/cm(2)) with or without conventional scaling and root planing (SRP) to SRP only for treatment of periodontal pockets. METHODS Nineteen patients with pockets from 5 to 9 mm were included. In a split-mouth design, each site was allocated to a treatment group: 1) SRPL, SRP and laser; 2) L, laser; 3) SRP, SRP only; and 4) C, no treatment. Clinical parameters of probing… CONTINUE READING
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