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Article: Clinical and radiographic investigation of the adjunctive effects of a low-power he-ne laser in the treatment of moderate to advanced periodontal disease: A pilot study

TitleClinical and radiographic investigation of the adjunctive effects of a low-power he-ne laser in the treatment of moderate to advanced periodontal disease: A pilot study
Authors
Issue Date2009
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/lms
Citation
Photomedicine And Laser Surgery, 2009, v. 27 n. 2, p. 287-293 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To evaluate the adjunctive effect of a low-power He-Ne laser in the non-surgical periodontal treatment of patients with moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis. Background Data: Laser applications in dental treatment are now more common in the literature. However, limited data are available on the potential effects of the low-power laser as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy for managing patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease. Materials and Methods: Sixteen patients with probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥5 mm and comparable bone defects on both sides of the mouth were recruited. Supragingival plaque (PL), bleeding on probing (BOP), PPD, and probing attachment level (PAL) were recorded at baseline and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 mo, while gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples and standardized intra-oral radiographs for digital subtraction radiography were taken at baseline and at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 mo. After non-surgical mechanical periodontal treatment, the test sites were selected randomly and irradiated with a low-power He-Ne laser (output power 0.2 mW) for 10 min for a total of eight times in the first 3-mo period, while the control sites received no additional treatment. Results: PL percentage (83-16%) and BOP percentage (95-34%) decreased significantly after 12 mo. Statistically significant changes in reductions of PPD and GCF volume, gain in PAL, and increase in recession were seen in both test and control sites when compared to baseline (p < 0.05). No statistically significant differences in any clinical parameters or radiographic findings were found between the test and control sites. Changes in GCF volume were significant only at 3 mo in the test sites. Conclusion: Within the limits of this pilot study, the use of the low-power He-Ne laser as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy in patients with moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis did not seem to provide additional clinical benefit. © 2009 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/154568
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dc.contributor.authorLai, SMLen_US
dc.contributor.authorZee, KYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLai, MKen_US
dc.contributor.authorCorbet, EFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-08T08:26:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-08T08:26:13Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationPhotomedicine And Laser Surgery, 2009, v. 27 n. 2, p. 287-293en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the adjunctive effect of a low-power He-Ne laser in the non-surgical periodontal treatment of patients with moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis. Background Data: Laser applications in dental treatment are now more common in the literature. However, limited data are available on the potential effects of the low-power laser as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy for managing patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease. Materials and Methods: Sixteen patients with probing pocket depth (PPD) ≥5 mm and comparable bone defects on both sides of the mouth were recruited. Supragingival plaque (PL), bleeding on probing (BOP), PPD, and probing attachment level (PAL) were recorded at baseline and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 mo, while gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples and standardized intra-oral radiographs for digital subtraction radiography were taken at baseline and at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 mo. After non-surgical mechanical periodontal treatment, the test sites were selected randomly and irradiated with a low-power He-Ne laser (output power 0.2 mW) for 10 min for a total of eight times in the first 3-mo period, while the control sites received no additional treatment. Results: PL percentage (83-16%) and BOP percentage (95-34%) decreased significantly after 12 mo. Statistically significant changes in reductions of PPD and GCF volume, gain in PAL, and increase in recession were seen in both test and control sites when compared to baseline (p < 0.05). No statistically significant differences in any clinical parameters or radiographic findings were found between the test and control sites. Changes in GCF volume were significant only at 3 mo in the test sites. Conclusion: Within the limits of this pilot study, the use of the low-power He-Ne laser as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy in patients with moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis did not seem to provide additional clinical benefit. © 2009 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/lmsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPhotomedicine and Laser Surgeryen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThis is a copy of an article published in the [Photomedicine and Laser Surgery] © [2009] [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; [Photomedicine and Laser Surgery] is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.-
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Periodontitis - Radiography - Radiotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLaser Therapy, Low-Levelen_US
dc.subject.meshLasers, Gasen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPeriodontal Pocket - Radiotherapyen_US
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_US
dc.titleClinical and radiographic investigation of the adjunctive effects of a low-power he-ne laser in the treatment of moderate to advanced periodontal disease: A pilot studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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