26 April 2001 Laser therapy for periodontitis
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Proceedings Volume 4422, Low-Level Laser Therapy; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425532
Event: Low-Level Laser Therapy, 2001, none, Russian Federation
Abstract
An investigation was made of applying pulsed (lambda) equals 0.89 micrometers laser radiation in the treatment for early diagnosed periodontitis. The investigation was made on 65 patients (47 patients constituted the experimental group and 18 patients constituted a control group) affected by periodontitis. Clinical and functional tests revealed that laser therapy produced a string effect on the course of the illness. It reduced bleeding, inflammation, and pruritus. However, it did not produce an affect on electroexcitation. Biomicroscopic examinations and periodontium rheography revealed that the gingival blood flow became normal after the course of laser therapy. The capillary permeability and venous congestion decreased, which was confirmed by the increased time of vacuum tests, raised gingival temperature, reduced tissue clearance, and increased oxygen tension. Apart from that, laser therapy subsided fibrinolysis, proteolytic tissue activity, and decreased the exudative inflammation of periodontium.
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O. I. Efanov, O. I. Efanov, "Laser therapy for periodontitis", Proc. SPIE 4422, Low-Level Laser Therapy, (26 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425532; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.425532
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