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Evaluation of the effect of low energy laser on gingivitis

Authors: Alaa Omran --- Ali H. Abbas
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2008 Volume: 20 Issue: 1 Pages: 69-70
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Surgical lasers have been used in medicine for over a decade in the surgical specialties of the laryngelogy, dermatology, plastic surgery, urology, gynecology and cardio-vascular surgery. All the clinical applications of laser discussed previously require the use of relatively high power laser devices. In dentistry laser research and development is in its embryogenic stage and its use on hard dental structures has been scarcely reported. The treatments of gingivitis by laser radiation has not investigated; so the aim of the present study was to shed light on the effect of low-energy laser on gingivitis, and the main indication for the therapeutic affect of laser because of its anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory actions.Materials and Methods: Twenty patients complaining from mild edematous gingivitis affecting the upper six anterior teeth were divided into two groups 1: 10 laser treated patients' group and 2- 10 patients (control group). The analysis of the results was according to the criteria of condition worsening, no change or improved and analysis of variance bleeding (G I) was performed.Results: Five out of 10 patients exhibited no change while 4 out of 10 were better than from the beginning, while 1 out of 10 was worse than the beginning.

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