Efficacy of Diode Laser With Different Intensities as an Adjunct to Traditional Mechanical Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis
The recent decades, considerable attention has focused on using of different types
of laser irradiation in treatment of periodontal diseases. The aim of the present study
was the assessment of efficacy of low-level and high-level diode laser treatment in
combination with scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with chronic
periodontitis. The total sample of the present study consisted of twelve patients had
moderate to severe chronic periodontitis in at least (3) vital single-rooted teeth in
different quadrants of each patient.
These teeth of the twelve patients were allocated into three groups according to the
type of the received treatment (12 teeth from 12 patients for each group).
1- Group A (GA) treated with scaling & root planing ( SRP).
2- Group B (GB) (SRP + low-level laser).
3- Group C (GC) (SRP + high-level laser).
Clinical measurements were performed by a single well trained and calibrated
examiner, and they included, plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI), bleeding on
probing (BOP), clinical attachment level (CAL) and probing pocket depth (PPD). The
results of the present study were positive and predictable in both lasers irradiation
modes. The differences between the changes of the SRP group (GA), and two lasers
low and high density lasers combined with SRP groups (GB & GC) at baseline were
not significant. All of the clinical parameters that were investigated in this study have
showed a significant improvement at 6 months from the baseline for the three groups
of the study. These findings reported that low & high-level diode laser can have a
beneficial effect in treatment of chronic periodontitis in combination with traditional