Microbiologic results after non-surgical erbium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet laser or air-abrasive treatment of peri-implantitis: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Persson2011MicrobiologicRA,
  title={Microbiologic results after non-surgical erbium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet laser or air-abrasive treatment of peri-implantitis: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Goesta Rutger Persson and Ann-Marie Roos-Jans{\aa}ker and Christel Lindahl and Stefan Renvert},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1267-78}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to assess clinical and microbiologic effects of the non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis lesions using either an erbium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet (Er:YAG) laser or an air-abrasive subgingival polishing method. METHODS In a 6-month clinical trial, 42 patients with peri-implantitis were treated at one time with an Er:YAG laser or an air-abrasive device. Routine clinical methods were used to monitor clinical conditions. Baseline and 6-month… CONTINUE READING