Er:YAG laser in defocused mode for scaling of periodontally involved root surfaces: an in vitro pilot study.

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BACKGROUND The Er:YAG laser may be used on periodontally involved teeth in combination with conventional periodontal therapy in order to improve the efficacy of root instrumentation. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of hand instrumentation on root surfaces of periodontally involved teeth with Er:YAG laser application. METHODS Thirty freshly… (More)

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