LA&HA - Journal of the Laser and Health Academy

LA&HA 11/1Volume: 2011 | number: 1
ISSN (print):1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921

TwinLightT™ Periodontal Treatment (Summary)

Tomaz Lipoglavsek, Boris Gaspirc
Pages: S13

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 [1].

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 [2]. 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.

Summary: TwinLightTM Periodontal Treatment

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