Volume: 2017 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
Research Study: Periodontal Tissue Regeneration Following Er:YAG and Nd:YAG Laser Treatments
Dr. Branka Korosec, Dr. Neza Koron, Dr. Zelimir Bozic
In periodontal therapies, healing typically occurs through the formation of a long junctional epithelium or a new connective tissue attachment to the previously diseased root surface. Certain procedures have the potential to also induce the restoration of lost alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and cementum.
Nd:YAG and Er:YAG lasers have been found to be useful for periodontal debridement, ablation, vaporization, hemostasis, and disinfection effects as well as biological effects such as image-biomodulation. In this paper we present evidence, based on the review of the published scientific literature, that periodontal tissue regeneration may be expected to be induced when the LightWalker laser is used to perform Er:YAG and Nd:YAG periodontal procedures which are FDA-cleared for the device. The review follows the guidelines for obtaining the US FDA 510(k) clearance for a medical device, and the guidelines of the European Medical Device Directives.
Key words: Laser periodontics, Er:YAG, Nd:YAG, TwinLight, WPT.
Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2017, pp.14-18