Influence of fluorescence-controlled Er:YAG laser radiation, the Vector system and hand instruments on periodontally diseased root surfaces in vivo.

@article{Schwarz2006InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of fluorescence-controlled Er:YAG laser radiation, the Vector system and hand instruments on periodontally diseased root surfaces in vivo.},
  author={Frank Schwarz and Katrin Bieling and S Venghaus and Anton Sculean and Soeren Jepsen and Juergen Becker},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={200-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of fluorescence-controlled Er:YAG laser radiation, an ultrasonic device or hand instruments on periodontally diseased root surfaces in vivo. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-two single-rooted teeth (n=12 patients) were randomly treated in vivo by a single course of subgingival instrumentation using (1-3) an Er:YAG laser (ERL1: 100 mJ; ERL2: 120 mJ; ERL3: 140 mJ; 10 Hz), or (4) the Vector ultrasonic system (VUS) or (5) hand… CONTINUE READING