Removal of epithelium in periodontal pockets following diode (980 nm) laser application in the animal model: an in vitro study.


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the removal of the epithelium in the periodontal pocket using a diode (980 nm) laser in comparison with the conventional techniques in an animal experimental model. BACKGROUND DATA The goal of periodontal therapy is to reduce the bacterial deposits in the pockets and to enhance the clinical attachment… (More)