PERIODONTITIS AND LASER

Periodontitis and Laser? All the information you need.

The use of lasers in the treatment of periodontitis to date is to be considered rather contradictory.
In fact, there is no scientific evidence that highlights the superiority of the laser with respect to scaling and root planing.

The development of new technologies such as lasers should therefore be considered innovative only if this leads to real scientific progress: this, according to scientific literature (Pourabbas R et al., J Clin Periodontol 2014; Zhao Y et al., J Evid Based Dent Practical 2014, Low SB et al J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2014), it is certainly not true for the laser for the definitive treatment of periodontal disease.

Moreover, since advanced periodontitis is associated with defects, craters and bone deformities, the laser is completely ineffective in reshaping the bone architecture and only a precise and definitive minimally invasive surgical therapy results in the therapy of choice.

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