Is Laser Disinfection an Effective Adjunctive Treatment to Bone Augmentation for Peri-Implantitis? A Review of Current Evidence.

  title={Is Laser Disinfection an Effective Adjunctive Treatment to Bone Augmentation for Peri-Implantitis? A Review of Current Evidence.},
  author={Maria L. Geisinger and Carolyn M. Holmes and Philip J. Vassilopoulos and Nicolaas C. Geurs and Michael S. Reddy},
  journal={Clinical advances in periodontics},
  volume={4 4},
Focused Clinical Question: In patients with endosseous dental implants that demonstrate peri-implantitis, does surgical bone augmentation with adjunctive laser implant surface disinfection have an effect on implant survival rates, and do these rates differ based on laser treatment modality? Clinical Scenario: A 55-year-old female presents 10 years after implant placement at sites #18 and #20 (Fig. 1). She demonstrates a 9-mm probing depth mesially and distally at implant #20. Bleeding on… 

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