Objective: In the last few decades, lasers in dentistry have encompassed all branches in dentistry, with more focus in periodontology. In recent years, the use of lasers against periodontitis and peri-implantitis has undergone a decisive development that has involved various operational areas. The broadest applications were probably found in the clinical approach to soft tissues. Methods: Laser therapy is a novel technique that may provide further beneficial effects to conventional periodontal and peri-implant therapies. However, clinical evidence for the improvement of periodontal wound healing and tissue regeneration through laser treatment is still limited. Results: This review is aimed at assessing the advantages and disadvantages of the use of lasers in dental procedures and pathologies, focusing more on protocols for the management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Conclusions: The adjuvant action of laser therapy, in addition to conventional therapies for the management of periodontal and peri-implant disease, could induce benefits, but further investigation would be necessary to standardize better the protocols applied and to understand the actual tissue response to laser therapy.

Impact of Laser Therapy on Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases

Cavalcanti Raffaele
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Ronsivalle Vincenzo
Data Curation
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Isola Gaetano
Ultimo
Writing – Review & Editing
2022

Abstract

Objective: In the last few decades, lasers in dentistry have encompassed all branches in dentistry, with more focus in periodontology. In recent years, the use of lasers against periodontitis and peri-implantitis has undergone a decisive development that has involved various operational areas. The broadest applications were probably found in the clinical approach to soft tissues. Methods: Laser therapy is a novel technique that may provide further beneficial effects to conventional periodontal and peri-implant therapies. However, clinical evidence for the improvement of periodontal wound healing and tissue regeneration through laser treatment is still limited. Results: This review is aimed at assessing the advantages and disadvantages of the use of lasers in dental procedures and pathologies, focusing more on protocols for the management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Conclusions: The adjuvant action of laser therapy, in addition to conventional therapies for the management of periodontal and peri-implant disease, could induce benefits, but further investigation would be necessary to standardize better the protocols applied and to understand the actual tissue response to laser therapy.
healing
laser therapy
peri-implantitis
periodontitis
regeneration
Humans
Periodontics
Laser Therapy
Low-Level Light Therapy
Peri-Implantitis
Periodontitis
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