ISSN (print):1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
TwinLightT™ Periodontal Treatment (Summary)
Tomaz Lipoglavsek, Boris Gaspirc
For many intraoral soft-tissue surgical procedures the laser has become a dependable and desirable alternative to traditional scalpel surgery, however, the use of dental lasers in periodontal therapy is still considered controversial .
New research has suggested that non-surgical periodontal treatments with an Er:YAG laser may be one promising alternative for reducing and controlling the proliferation of microorganisms in persistent periodontitis . The Er:YAG laser ablates periodontopathic bacteria with thermal vaporization, and its bactericidal effect on the diseased root surfaces appears to be superior to that of the ultrasonic scaler.