Evaluation of the effect of the GaAlAs laser on subgingival scaling and root planing.

  title={Evaluation of the effect of the GaAlAs laser on subgingival scaling and root planing.},
  author={Ingrid Webb Josephson Ribeiro and Michyele Cristhiane Sbrana and Luis Augusto Esper and Ana Paula Figueiredo Almeida},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  volume={26 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the auxiliary effect of the low-intensity laser in subgingival scaling and root planing by analysis of its clinical aspects, as well as its analgesic potential during the procedure. BACKGROUND DATA Despite the large number of studies conducted on low-intensity laser energy, few clinical studies are available on periodontics. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients were selected and submitted to measurement of six sites per tooth, four teeth per hemiarch (960 sites in all… CONTINUE READING

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