A LOW-DOSE LASER (DIODE LASER) APPLICATION REDUCES POCKET PERIODONTAL DEPTH AND CLINICAL ATTACHMENT LOSS


Robert Lessang, Yuniarti Soeroso, Albert Juanda, Sandra Olivia Kuswandani

Abstract


Objective: The initial therapy for chronic periodontitis is scaling and root planing (SRP), followed by non-surgical and surgical therapy. Recently, low-dose laser therapy was mentioned as an adjunctive therapy for periodontitis. This study aims to analyze the effect of degranulation using a low-dose laser (diode laser) after SRP for chronic periodontitis treatment with an attachment loss of ≤5 mm compared to SRP alone.

Methods: A split-mouth design of in 158 tooth surfaces divided into two groups. The first group was treated with a low-dose laser (diode laser) after SRP, while the second group was treated with SRP only. Bleeding on probing (BOP), probing pocket depth (PPD), and clinical attachment loss (CAL) were all examined at baseline and 35 days later.

Results: The results were statistically significant differences between the two groups were indicated in terms of PPD (p=0.000) and CAL (p=0.040). No significant difference was identified in terms of BOP.

Conclusion: The application of a low-dose laser (diode laser) is effective in reducing PPD and CAL as an adjunct therapy in chronic periodontitis treatment.

Keywords


Periodontitis, A low-dose (diode) laser, Chronic periodontitis

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Title

A LOW-DOSE LASER (DIODE LASER) APPLICATION REDUCES POCKET PERIODONTAL DEPTH AND CLINICAL ATTACHMENT LOSS

Keywords

Periodontitis, A low-dose (diode) laser, Chronic periodontitis

DOI

10.22159/ijap.2017.v9s2.30

Date

01-01-2018

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Journal

International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (Dec.), 2017 Page: 121-124

Online ISSN

0975-7058

Authors & Affiliations

Robert Lessang
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia

Yuniarti Soeroso
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Albert Juanda
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Sandra Olivia Kuswandani
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


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