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A New Approach for the Treatment of Lateral Periodontal Cysts with an 810-nm Diode Laser.

Authors
  • Isola, Gaetano
  • Matarese, Giovanni
  • Lo Giudice, Giuseppe
  • Briguglio, Francesco
  • Alibrandi, Angela
  • Crupi, Andrea
  • Cordasco, Giancarlo
  • Ramaglia, Luca
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
37
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.11607/prd.2981
PMID: 27977822
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of this study was to test whether the combination of diode laser therapy and surgical treatment for a lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) would result in greater clinical improvement compared with surgery alone. A total of 18 patients with LPCs were assessed for eligibility for this study. At baseline, each patient was randomly allocated to one of two regimens: diode laser plus surgery (test group) or traditional surgical treatment alone (control group). Healing parameters were assessed at 7 to 21 days to monitor short-term complications, and periodontal parameters were assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months to evaluate long-term healing. The test group demonstrated highly significant differences in both the short-term and long-term parameters compared with the control group. This study showed that diode laser treatment results in a shorter wound-healing period and could be considered valuable for the surgical treatment of LPCs.

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